As has become a custom in the horror genre, yet another remake of a classic fright-fest has begun filming and this time it’s a doozy. A remake of Tobe Hooper’s (or is that Steven Spielberg’s) 1982 classic Poltergeist began production on September 23rd in Toronto. The film is set to star Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris and will be directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Oz the Great and Powerful).
From The Hollywood Reporter comes the news of a few recent casting additions, newcomer Saxon Sharbino (I Spit On Your Grave remake) and veteran actress Jane Adams (Hung). The film is being produced by none other than Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert via Ghost House Pictures.
Now normally I would be weary of such a remake, but with an impressive cast and an interesting creative team behind the scenes, I’m definitely intrigued. We can only hope that the Poltergeist remake will hit theaters during next year’s Halloween season.