It had been known for a while that MGM was looking to reboot the 1982 classic fright-fest Poltergeist,and had gone through a cadre of writers, including Scott Derrickson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White and Paul Harris Boardman -all screenwriters of recent horror films such as Sinister, The Possession, Boogeyman and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, respectively.
But when MGM went into bankruptcy in 2009, the plans stalled. When it finally emerged from that nightmare in February of 2011, they announced a list of five films that were high priority to make. One of those five films they felt they should do was the long-gestating remake of the Tobe Hooper classic.
Then quietness fell, as the studio ramped up other films, including The Hobbit (which they had the distribution rights to) and a remake of Robocop –which seems to have many issues during production.
So 14 long months would go by before MGM announced that, »
Similar News ItemsSteven Spielberg
- DreamWorks Nears Rich Financing Deal With Participant Media (Exclusive) (From The Hollywood Reporter. 24 April 2015, 3:37 PM, PDT)
- Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees (From Alt Film Guide. 24 April 2015, 12:28 PM, PDT)
- Star Wars Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp | Review (From Boomtron. 24 April 2015, 8:59 AM, PDT)
- Poltergeist Featurette: Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan Talk Modernizing the Classic (From Collider.com. 24 April 2015, 5:25 PM, PDT)
- New details on Ash vs Evil Dead; takes place in alternate universe & might include time travel (From Flickeringmyth. 23 April 2015, 3:58 PM, PDT)
- New Ash Vs. Evil Dead Photo Teases A Familiar Sight (From We Got This Covered. 23 April 2015, 2:05 PM, PDT)
- Rumor: Doctor Strange to Appear on ‘Iron Fist,’ Plus Daredevil Wants in on ‘Civil War’ (From Slash Film. 24 April 2015, 10:30 AM, PDT)
- Benedict Cumberbatch could use a British accent in Doctor Strange (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 15 April 2015, 5:09 PM, PDT)
- 2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 13 April 2015, 2:37 PM, PDT)