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Jared Harris takes a leading role in the Poltergeist reboot

Sep. 4, 2013by:

Have we truly discussed this whole POLTERGEIST reboot thing? The first film came out 31-years ago so perhaps it's time for an update.

Yeah, I know, 31-years ago. It blows my mind.

There's definitely some promise with the reboot. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt will play the heads of the Bowen family, and now Jared Harris has been added. Another good sign? Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will be producing under their Ghost House Pictures banner.

The film is said to go in a different direction from the Tobe Hooper's 1982 original which was co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. Harris will play "Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show Haunted House Cleaners. Hes recruited by his ex, a parapsychologist at a local university who investigates the supernatural events surrounding the Bowen girls disappearance."

Nicholas Braun (PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER) is being tapped for a role as the grad student of Carrigan's ex "who visually documents the investigation and quickly sheds his skepticism regarding whats really going on inside the Bowen home."

Who's up for a reboot of this classic?

Source: DeadlineThe Wrap

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6:05AM on 09/05/2013

Just a thought

I think this guy could be a good Sith Lord.
I think this guy could be a good Sith Lord.
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11:57PM on 09/04/2013

Obligatory reboot gripe...

... Honestly though, this sounds like it has a great cast being assembled. I'm going to keep my expectations firmly at "cautiously optimistic". At least til I see the first trailer...
... Honestly though, this sounds like it has a great cast being assembled. I'm going to keep my expectations firmly at "cautiously optimistic". At least til I see the first trailer...
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11:15PM on 09/04/2013
While a Poltergeist remake is wholly unnecessary, I think Jared Harris could play a horror movie role similar to Father Damien Karras in the Exorcist.
While a Poltergeist remake is wholly unnecessary, I think Jared Harris could play a horror movie role similar to Father Damien Karras in the Exorcist.
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7:58AM on 09/05/2013
Who's playing the annoying little blonde girl and the Yoda woman who sounds like Truman Capote?
Who's playing the annoying little blonde girl and the Yoda woman who sounds like Truman Capote?
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11:29PM on 09/04/2013
While I don't think that original really needs a remake, I'm interested to see this new direction that this 1 is heading in. Even if it really sucks giant donkey balls, it won't ruin the original. It's not like a remake somehow magically makes the original disappear.
While I don't think that original really needs a remake, I'm interested to see this new direction that this 1 is heading in. Even if it really sucks giant donkey balls, it won't ruin the original. It's not like a remake somehow magically makes the original disappear.
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3:32AM on 09/05/2013
I'm on the fence for now. It could turn out to be as awesome as the new Evil Dead. On the other hand, it could be as suck as The Omen remake.
I'm on the fence for now. It could turn out to be as awesome as the new Evil Dead. On the other hand, it could be as suck as The Omen remake.
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11:47PM on 09/04/2013
is this a found footage type of film? I hope not. I would like it to be a standard film, dark and real scares that are telegraphed by music. I want to be freaked out. anyways....
is this a found footage type of film? I hope not. I would like it to be a standard film, dark and real scares that are telegraphed by music. I want to be freaked out. anyways....
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11:32PM on 09/04/2013
is this a found footage type of film? I hope not. I would like it to be a standard film, dark and real scares that are telegraphed by music. I want to be freaked out. anyways....
is this a found footage type of film? I hope not. I would like it to be a standard film, dark and real scares that are telegraphed by music. I want to be freaked out. anyways....
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4:06PM on 09/05/2013

Watch him in 'The Riches'

Jared Harris is a fantastic actor.
Some day, he will make an awesome film with Danny Huston.
It's inevitable.
Jared Harris is a fantastic actor.
Some day, he will make an awesome film with Danny Huston.
It's inevitable.
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8:36AM on 09/05/2013
Love Jared Harris. Nice addition.
Love Jared Harris. Nice addition.
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12:31AM on 09/05/2013
Love the addition of Harris. He was great in Sherlock 2 and in Mad Men.
Love the addition of Harris. He was great in Sherlock 2 and in Mad Men.
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10:52PM on 09/04/2013
The original is a masterpiece, of all the remakes, this is the worst idea of them all.
The original is a masterpiece, of all the remakes, this is the worst idea of them all.
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7:27AM on 09/05/2013
I don't know, I think the remake of Psycho set the bar for worst idea remakes and has yet to be surpassed.
I don't know, I think the remake of Psycho set the bar for worst idea remakes and has yet to be surpassed.
4:55PM on 09/05/2013
Gotta go with Longbaugh on this one.
Gotta go with Longbaugh on this one.
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5:28PM on 09/05/2013
Very imposing in Sherlock Holmes 2.
Very imposing in Sherlock Holmes 2.
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