Published On: Tue, Aug 6th, 2013

Sam Rockwell to co-star with Rosemarie DeWitt in ‘Poltergeist’ remake

Sam Rockwell is in early talks to join MGM and Fox 2000’s upcoming remake of Poltergeist, The Wrap reports. He’d join the previously announced Rosemarie DeWitt for the big screen remake.

Heather O Rourke Poltergeist photo TV setGil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits includes Oz The Great and Powerful ). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Synopsis: In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family, the Bowens, are struggling to make ends meet and relocate to an outdated suburban home whereupon they are confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.

Tobe Hooper’s 1982 film, which spawned two sequels, famously had Steven Spielberg on board as a very hands-on producer.

The production is set to begin this fall and arrive in theaters in 2014.



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    […] will join Rosemarie DeWitt, while Sam Rockwell is set to play the male lead. DeWitt and Rockwell will be playing the Bowens, a married couple who find themselves struggling […]

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