‘Poltergeist’ Remake Details Emerge, Much Like Evil Dead?
Gil Kenan, who delivered the amazing animated horror/comedy Monster House will take to the director’s chair once more. This time, he’ll approach the long-discussed remake of Poltergeist. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee are producing the picture. Poltergeist could be shooting as early as September in Toronto, Canada.
According to BD “the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.” The details of the picture don’t stop there.
We’re also discovering some details about a few of the new characters that will be introduced to the masses. Carrigan Burke is “a television personality who hosts ‘Haunted House Cleaners.’” Meanwhile Dr. Brooke Powell is “Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university. Her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.”
According to Moviehole "the Kenan-directed Raimi-produced reboot – much like the “Evil Dead” remake – exists in the same world as the previous “Poltergeist” films. So while it is a ‘reboot’ of the franchise, it’s also somewhat of a sequel – taking place years after the Freeling’s were ran out of town.
In one scene in the new film, the kids’ find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it – they find some of the Freeling’s possessions, intentionally left behind. There’s the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie’s room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.
Although the new film may possess new characters and somewhat of a different storyline, all the “familiar beats” from the original “Poltergeist” films are in it. There’s the scary tree that proves a looming threat to our youngster (and gets pulled underground), the freaky ‘clown’ that sits upon a rocking chair in the bedroom (in this case, the clown sits in younger brother Griffin’s room), and of course there’s ‘phone’ trouble (in this case, older sister Kendra’s iPhone gets damaged by unseen forces), and of course the little girl – Madison – who makes friends with ‘The Lost People’ that nobody can see (but who don’t mind ‘showing off’ – making Madison’s hair stand up like she’s just been struck by electricity, being just one of their ‘tricks’)."
Stay tuned, as we’ll have our eyes on further developments. We’re hoping for another quality reboot here.
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