Who? Well, he helmed the animated "Monster House" and his last credit is the 2008 family movie that no one remembers, "City Of Ember". So we're not quite sure what Raimi sees in the guy. Then again, Fede Alvarez was seemingly plucked from obscurity to helm the "Evil Dead" remake and it's shaping up to be one of the most talked about horror movies of the year, so maybe he knows what he's doing. Plus, David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole," "Oz The Great And Powerful") wrote the script, so we'd reckon it will be a fairly decent attempt at Tobe Hooper's movie about a television that happens to be a portal to other worlds and stuff.
Will this be the R-rated, blood soaked version of "Poltergeist," or as Kenan's credits suggest, something you can take the tweens to? Time will soon tell. [Deadline]