Another day, another bit of news about another unnecessary remake of a classic film. Today’s remake? Poltergeist. Yes, that Poltergeist. And the news? The remake now officially has a writer—the Pulitzer Price winning playwright behind Rabbit Hole (both the play and the film), as well as Dreamworks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians.
Shock Till You Drop got the scoop when they spoke with writer David Lindsay-Abaire following a Rise of the Guardians screening. Upon asking the writer about his next project, Lindsay-Abaire answered that he was writing the Poltergeist remake producer Sam Raimi.
Raimi and the playwright have an established relationship at this point—the director had originally been set to helm the film adaptation of Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, and Lindsay-Abaire was one of the many to write a draft of the doomed Spider-Man 4 script for Raimi before the director decided that following up the horrendous Spider-Man 3 with a movie about the Vulture might not be a great idea.
Lindsay-Abaire went on to state that despite the multiple drafts of the Poltergeist remake script that currently exist, he has not read any of them, and will be “starting from scratch” with a new screenplay. Or he could, you know, just invite everyone to watch the perfect original, but, you know.
What do you think of the Poltergeist remake news?
Source: Coming Soon