"Poltergeist" Remake A Go
Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:58:23
MGM, whose owners are currently refuting rumors that the company is for sale, maintaining that the company isn't for sale but is retaining investment firm Goldman Sachs to pursue capital enhancements, is planning to remake Poltergeist, the 1982-released paranormal horror movie about a suburban track home, built on sacred Indian burial ground, that is subsequently subject to the affects of the spirits that were disturbed by the home's foundation.
The original production of Poltergeist was often considered "cursed" after the separate deaths of two of its stars, Dominique Dunne and Heather O'Rourke. Writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have been commissioned to write the script of the remake. No word on the casting or how much the storyline and characters will change or differ in this new version. But one thing is for certain: Be very, very afraid.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff