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‘Monster House’ Director Gil Kenan Will Helm ‘Poltergeist’ Remake

7 March 2013 12:40 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

MGM has found a director for that Poltergeist remake that Sam Raimi is producing. It’s Monster House helmer, Gil Kenan.

The original Poltergeist, which starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams, was directed by Tobe Hooper and released in 1982 with Steven Spielberg producing. The film told the story of a malevolent spectral force that tries to take daughter of a Californian family. It spawned two sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side in 1986 and Poltergeist III in 1988.

Besides Monster House, Kenan is also the director of 2008′s City of Ember, based on the Jeanne Duprau books.

Nathan Kahane and Roy Lee will also produce the remake.

Source: Deadline »

- Laura Frances

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Poltergeist Remake to Be Directed by Gil Kenan

6 March 2013 6:47 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With news that Gil Kenan (Monster House) will be directing MGM's reboot of Poltergeist, you can finally put to rest the rumors of Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) sitting in the captain's chair.  Raimi will still be behind the scenes as a producer on the remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982 classic horror film.  Written by committee, the most recent adaptation has seen work by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful), Scott Derrickson (Sinister), Juliet Snowden (The Possession), Stiles White (Boogeyman) and Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose).  That's quite the mix of horror writers in there, with Lindsay-Abaire holding it down for the familial aspect of the story that centers on a suburban home possessed by spirits.  Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Kenan will indeed be directing the Poltergeist reboot, but few other details are available.  Kenan, best known for his Oscar-nominated feature Monster House, »

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Gil Kenan Takes on Poltergeist

6 March 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was announced last spring that Sam Raimi had stepped aboard MGM's upcoming Poltergeist remake as producer. Today, Deadline reveals that the project has not only found a director, but a director with haunted house experience. Gil Kenan, the man behind 2006's animated Monster House , has signed on to helm. The original Poltergeist was directed by Tobe Hooper and released in 1982 with Steven Spielberg producing and told the story of a malevolent spectral force that tries to take daughter of a Californian family. It spawned two sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side in 1986 and Poltergeist III in 1988. Kenan is also the director of 2008's City of Ember , a live-action fantasy based on the series of novels by Jeanne Duprau. In addition to Raimi, Nathan Kahane and »

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