The Hollywood Reporter has officially announced that Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper’s classic 80’s horror ‘Poltergeist’ is to be remade and that MGM are pushing forward with the project. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have both been assigned for writing duties.
Snowden and White, who helped co-wrote the less than entertaining ‘Boogeyman’, have got the job – although I’m a little unsure why. The duo are currently working on a screenplay for the upcoming remake of ‘The Birds’.
And for those of you that have been living under a rock all their lives may want to refresh their memories on the plot synopsis for the original ‘Poltergeist’ movie below…
While living an an average family house in a pleasant neighborhood, the youngest daughter of the Freeling family, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the televison. It is not for long when the mysterious beings enter the house’s walls. At first seeming like harmless ghosts, they play tricks and amuse the family, but they take a nasty turn- they horrify the family to death with angry trees and murderous dolls, and finally abduct Carol Anne into her bedroom closet, which seems like the entrance to the other side.
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