by Justin Cook
The first trailer for the upcoming contemporary reimagining of Poltergeist has been released online.
The film, which is a remake of the classic 1982 film Poltergeist, is directed by Monster House and City of Ember director Gil Kenan, and written by Oz the Great and Powerful and Robots writer David Lindsay-Abaire.
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A Poltergeist remake may not be completely necessary, as the original is regarded as a horror classic, but there is still a lot to be excited about.
First off, Sam Raimi and the same team who produced the Evil Dead remake in 2013 will be working on the film. While 2013’s Evil Dead may not have reached the heights of 1981’s The Evil Dead, it was still an over-the-top, gory and fun horror film that most fans of the original seemed to enjoy.
Also, the cast includes Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell and Jared Harris, three very talented actors. In particular, Rockwell usually chooses interesting projects, and in recent years has starred in such critically acclaimed films as Seven Psychopaths, The Way Way Back, Laggies and Moon.
The trailer features a few of the more iconic elements from the original film, such as a terrifying clown and a static television. Also judging from the trailer, the movie looks pretty heavy on special effects and jump scares, two things that 1982’s Poltergeist didn’t have an overabundance of.
The movie will focus on the Freeling family this time around, not the Bowen family from the original. The film will also be rated PG-13, unlike the original, which had a PG rating.
On the film, Rockwell said, “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.”
Poltergeist will be released on July 24, 2015.
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