I have some bad news. Not only is MGM remaking Poltergeist, but they have hired Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, the team behind the modern horror classic (sarcasm) Boogeyman to write the screenplay.
Tobe Hooper‘s 1982 film was co-written, produced and highly supervised by Steven Spielberg, and told the story of a family’s haunted home which had been built over an Indian burial ground. The film is notorious for it’s PG rating, which it obtained after an appeal to the MPAA. The movie spawned two sequels, neither of which were as acclaimed or as successful as the original. It’s hard to believe that MGM would even dare to attempt a remake without some top writing level talent involved. Why not just make a direct-to-dvd sequel while you’re at it.