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Published On: Sat, Jan 24th, 2015

Sam Rockwell details the ‘Poltergeist’ remake, not ‘Conjuring’ scary, living up to first one

While promoting his new movie, Loitering with Intent, star Sam Rockwell talked about the new Poltergeist remake even though he confesses he hasn’t seen much footage from the Gil Kenan film.

“I’ve seen a little in looping. I hope it’s good. I really don’t know. I really wish I could tell you. I’m praying that it’s – I mean, it’s gonna be hard to live up to the first one. The first one’s pretty damn good. This one’s gonna be in 3D though, I can tell you that.”

Rockwell plays the patriarch of the family, Eric Bowen, and explains how their son is the “victim” in this version.

Heather O Rourke Poltergeist photo TV set“The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it’s really through his point-of-view. So it’s more of a kids’ movie so I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-R scary,” Rockwell says to Collider.

“It’s not like Conjuring type of scary. You know, it’s a different kind of movie. It’s more of an adventure. It’s essentially a child abduction film when you come down to it. I mean, the original Poltergeist is too,” he says.

The 1982 classic was directed with Tobe Hopper with Steven Spielberg producing.

Check out the full interview HERE

The new film is PG-13 and co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett and Soma Bhatia.

Poltergeist arrives in theaters on July 24, 2015.

 

 

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