MGM Taps 'Monster House' Director for 'Poltergeist' Remake

Posted 10:19 PM March 6th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
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MGM's Poltergeist remake is moving forward with Monster House's Gil Kenan at the helm, Deadline has learned. He will direct from a script last touched by Rise of the Guardians screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire.

Sam Raimi is producing the movie along with Roy Lee, Nathan Kahane, and Robert Tapert.

Judging by Kenan's two previous films, Monster House and City of Ember, his work leaned toward children-friendly fare. Looks like he's ready to graduate to more mature stuff.

It's not known how closely the redo will follow the 1982 movie about a family who moved into a neighborhood built on burial ground. Maybe instead of the spirits emerging from televisions, they will now be coming out of smartphones and tablets.

With a director set, it won't be long until the movie begins casting.

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