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Will Sam Raimi direct a remake of Poltergeist? Carrie to feature found footage?

Apr. 27, 2012by: Niki Stephens

While Roger Birnbaum, CEO of MGM was at his alma mater, the University of Denver to speak to the film history and production classes, he dropped some info on upcoming projects.

The first topic of discussion was the remake of CARRIE starring Chloe Moretz. Turns out that they've decided to do a movie partially made up with "found footage". This would include interviews with Carrie's classmates recalling what happened that terrifying prom night. As I said, the movie won't be only made up of found footage. The interviews will serve as a framing device. Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY) is the one responsible for helming this remake.

Next, Birnbaum moved on to a remake of POLTERGEIST. The MGM head mentioned that Sam Raimi was currently in talks to direct. Apparently, Birnbaum didn't tread too deeply on this one. It's still early and may not even be likely that Raimi will take the job. However, he might stay on as a producer or something of the like.

While I love the original, I think that a redo from Raimi would be pretty interesting. Say what you will, but I like this franchise enough that I even enjoyed the third one. No shame here.

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12:27AM on 04/28/2012
Hey, Hollywood, you see what Joss Whedon just did with Cabin in the Woods? He didn't remake a classic, he just made a classic.
Hey, Hollywood, you see what Joss Whedon just did with Cabin in the Woods? He didn't remake a classic, he just made a classic.
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10:33PM on 04/27/2012
Wasn't the original cursed? Anyways like Ed said, DON'T DO IT
Wasn't the original cursed? Anyways like Ed said, DON'T DO IT
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9:11PM on 04/27/2012

DON'T DO IT

This is a bad idea.
This is a bad idea.
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1:02PM on 04/28/2012
I'm so numb to news of remakes now it's hard to care.
I'm so numb to news of remakes now it's hard to care.
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1:58AM on 04/28/2012
For fuck's sake...
For fuck's sake...
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2:54PM on 04/28/2012
You are supposed to make remakes of movies that time has hasn't been kind to. Great movies that now seem dated. But Poltergeist is anything but. It looks as great today as the day it was released. It's like wanting to redo Raiders of the Lost Ark. Why?
You are supposed to make remakes of movies that time has hasn't been kind to. Great movies that now seem dated. But Poltergeist is anything but. It looks as great today as the day it was released. It's like wanting to redo Raiders of the Lost Ark. Why?
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11:07PM on 04/27/2012
oh great.. more remakes.. and probably they'll release them in 3D... :sigh:
oh great.. more remakes.. and probably they'll release them in 3D... :sigh:
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12:45AM on 04/28/2012
for some reason everytime i hear about sam making a new project thats not evil dead 4 i say "fuck you sam"...then i move on..this could work and im sure he would do it justice
for some reason everytime i hear about sam making a new project thats not evil dead 4 i say "fuck you sam"...then i move on..this could work and im sure he would do it justice
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1:11PM on 04/30/2012

Poltergeist

While it's still one of my favorite movies of all time, I'm not sure it needs a remake. Why don't they release a GOOD collector's edition Blu-Ray with lots of extras instead. The last attempt was LAAAME!
While it's still one of my favorite movies of all time, I'm not sure it needs a remake. Why don't they release a GOOD collector's edition Blu-Ray with lots of extras instead. The last attempt was LAAAME!
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12:05AM on 05/01/2012
No no no no no. And Raimi doesn't make me feel any better about this.
No no no no no. And Raimi doesn't make me feel any better about this.
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7:37AM on 04/30/2012

Carrie Remake

I know I am probably going to get flamed for this, but I think the interview footage idea for the Carrie remake is a good one, it sounds like for this one they're going to try to stay closer to the book, which I loved and my favorite parts were the procedural stuff. Again I know I am gonna get alot of thumbs down for this, but I am gonna stay open minded, I love Kimberly Pierce and I hope Julianne Moore signs on as her mom, though i would have preferred Laura Linney
I know I am probably going to get flamed for this, but I think the interview footage idea for the Carrie remake is a good one, it sounds like for this one they're going to try to stay closer to the book, which I loved and my favorite parts were the procedural stuff. Again I know I am gonna get alot of thumbs down for this, but I am gonna stay open minded, I love Kimberly Pierce and I hope Julianne Moore signs on as her mom, though i would have preferred Laura Linney
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9:20AM on 04/29/2012
Sounds like wishful thinking by the studio...
Sounds like wishful thinking by the studio...
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11:55AM on 04/28/2012

Well.....

If this is going to happen , and unfortunately we all know it will , this is one of the very few Directors that could get me jazzed about it !!
If this is going to happen , and unfortunately we all know it will , this is one of the very few Directors that could get me jazzed about it !!
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