Sam Raimi Producing That 'Poltergeist' Remake

April 30, 2012

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Bringing in a ringer to make their bad idea seem just slightly more acceptable, MGM has agreed to pay undead nuisance veteran Sam Raimi to produce their remake of the 1982 horror classic, Poltergeist.

Though some premature reports have claimed Raimi would be directing as well, the studio has now made clear that is not the case; Raimi will serve merely as a producer, just as Spielberg did on the original, when he stayed on the sidelines shouting for Tobe Hooper to make it more Spielbergian. Raimi will now work to sort out the best director who is not him for the project, and already his Oz: The Great and Powerful writer, David Lindsay-Abaire, is taking a pass at the script, which is still said to follow the original plot, concerning "a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts." But now there's a much higher chance one of those ghosts will look suspiciously like a pandering Bruce Campbell cameo.

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