In March we shared the news that a remake of the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist was in the works, with Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember) slated to direct. According to a new report from Bloody Disgusting, it's confirmed the reboot is now fully underway. BD reports Kenan has begun casting the film, with plans to shoot in Toronto as early as this September. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee are producing.
The script, credited to David Lindsay-Abaire but with previous contributions from Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, suggests some departures from the original. It tells the story of Eric and Amy Bowen, who move to a new town after Eric loses his job and must confront supernatural forces surrounding the disappearance of their daughter Madison. New twists in this version include Amy's ability to communicate with the dead, and a character named Carrigan Burke who hosts the TV show Haunted House Cleaners. Burke's parapsychologist ex-wife, Dr. Brooke Powell, brings in her team to investigate the Bowen house and help them find the missing girl.
More news to come... stay tuned!