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Sam Raimi Might Just Direct That 'Poltergeist' Remake Himself

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 17, 2012 5:44 PM
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So, even though it was reported already this spring, some folks apparently had doubts so it has been super-confirmed, but yes, "Rabbit Hole" scribe David Lindsay-Abaire is really and truly writing the script for the MGM "Poltergeist" remake that Sam Raimi will produce. Or will he step into the director's chair too? Bear with this.

This rumor is a bit like a game of telephone, but it goes like this: in a recent random piece over at THR about animated Oscar contenders, it was casually dropped that "Poltergeist" would be Raimi's next film. Huh? Then, THR writer Scott Feinberg took to Twitter and confirmed that Lindsay-Abaire had indeed told him Raimi was directing. So he's obviously doing it then, right? Maybe. This could all be some kind of miscommunicatoin, or maybe Raimi is still considering doing it, or maybe he really liked the script, get the idea. But Lindsay-Abaire seems to be under the impression Raimi is directing, so there you go.

Good idea, bad idea? Should they even be remaking this at all? If Raimi is ready to redo his own seminal movies, he clearly would have no problem tackling someone else's. Anyway, all this to say, it indeed seems to be moving along whether you like it or not. [via HitFix]

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  • Great Scott! | October 18, 2012 6:01 PMReply

    Please do not remake this movie.

  • Archer Slyce | October 18, 2012 1:28 PMReply

    So no, apparently (see Shock till you drop) that was just a misunderstanding from journalist(s) involved. And as far as a Poltergeist remake goes .. no thank you. This movie just hasn't aged at all (read Kiyoshi Kurosawa's coverage of the film if you can find it) !

  • daron stoker | October 18, 2012 4:20 AMReply

    "If Raimi is ready to redo his own seminal movies, he clearly would have no problem tackling someone else's." forgive me but wasn't Poltergeist Tobe Hooper, not Sam Raimi??

  • brent yizek | October 18, 2012 7:56 AM

    Yes it was tobe hooper

  • Joshua | October 18, 2012 6:33 AM

    They are meaning his producing role in The Evil Dead remake.

  • rotch | October 17, 2012 6:57 PMReply

    Lindsay-Abaire just wrote Rabbit Hole. John Cameron Mitchell directed.

  • Demosthenes | October 17, 2012 8:49 PM

    Thank you.

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