After helping put a remake of his own 1981 classic The Evil Dead into production for release next year, Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi will produce a remake of Poltergeist as well.
THR reports that Raimi has joined MGM's remake of the 1982 horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg, and will oversee the search for a director. The remake was written by playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote Raimi's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful. The story so far doesn't sound too far off from the original, with a family moving into a house that they don't realize was built on sacred land and soon are visited by supernatural forces that take their daughter.
Poltergeist isn't the only iconic horror movie to be remade by MGM. The studio is teaming with Sony Screen Gems for a remake of Brian De Palma's Carrie as well. In January, Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce was hired to helm the remake, which will star Chloe Moretz (Dark Shadows, Kick-Ass) in the title role. Moretz recently spoke to ComingSoon about the project and admitted how excited she was to work with Pierce. moretz updates carrie >>