Monster House director Gill Kenan is set to helm the remake of the classic Steven Spielberg and Toby Hooper horror film Poltergeist. I'm not a big fan of this movie getting the remake treatment, but I hope it turns out ok. I don't see how it will be better than the original.
Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting, we have our first story details on the movie. Here's what they reveal:
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.
Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.” The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. 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.
So there it is. As you can see, they are trying to make this film their own and set it apart from the original, which is better than doing a straight up remake, but the film will still be compared to the original no matter what they do. I want the movie to be awesome because I love horror movies, but it's hard when they go in and start messing around with a classic like this. Sam Raimi is also a producer on the film, and I hope he helps steer this thing in the right direction.
What do you think about the story details that have been revealed?