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Poltergeist remake to haunt Sam Rockwell?

Aug. 5, 2013by: Ryan Miller

MGM and Fox 2000's remake of POLTERGEIST just got a whole lot more interesting! The Wrap reports that Sam Rockwell is in very early talks to star opposite Rosemarie DeWitt in the upcoming remake. Rockwell has plenty of movie offers on his plate at the moment and while he's intrigued with the role, he hasn't officially taken the part just yet. That's as far as this one has gotten but apparently he's a top priority for the filmmakers right now so we'll see how this one turns out.

Dubbed a revisionist take on the original film, the new story centers on a family struggling to make ends meet that relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.

POLTERGEIST is being produced by Sam Raimi with Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE) directing from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire. The film is expected to begin shooting this fall. We'll keep you folks posted as this one moves along. Let's hope they snag Rockwell!

Extra Tidbit: Would you watch a POLTERGEIST remake starring Sam Rockwell?
Source: The Wrap

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8:57PM on 08/05/2013
If you must do a Poltergeist remake, you should do it with Sam Rockwell. However, perhaps, no one should do a Poltergeist remake. Was The Haunting remake good because it had Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones? No. Was the Nightmare on Elm Street remake good because it had Jackie Earle Haley and Rooney Mara? No. Was the Dunwich Horror remake any good for having Jeffrey Combs? Sam Rockwell alone is not going to make this movie a good movie. Therefore, Poltergeist-2014 remains a dubious
If you must do a Poltergeist remake, you should do it with Sam Rockwell. However, perhaps, no one should do a Poltergeist remake. Was The Haunting remake good because it had Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones? No. Was the Nightmare on Elm Street remake good because it had Jackie Earle Haley and Rooney Mara? No. Was the Dunwich Horror remake any good for having Jeffrey Combs? Sam Rockwell alone is not going to make this movie a good movie. Therefore, Poltergeist-2014 remains a dubious idea.
Although, not all reboots are bad. Some are okay: Evil Dead and Friday the 13th. Some are actually quite good: I Spit on Your Grave and My Bloody Valentine.
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7:56PM on 08/05/2013
I'm actually hoping the ghosts of Zelda Rubinstein & Heather O'Rourke haunt everyone and everything involved in this total cash-in pile of shit reboot to be.
I'm actually hoping the ghosts of Zelda Rubinstein & Heather O'Rourke haunt everyone and everything involved in this total cash-in pile of shit reboot to be.
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