In a move surprising no one, even the classic horror series aren’t safe from “Reboot-Fever” that seems to be striking Hollywood. The latest example of this is the new 3D Poltergeist.
Do you remember the original? 1982, family moves into a home built on an old Native American burial ground, and ghostly hijinks ensue. The youngest child, Carol Anne, gets sucked into the Nethersphere by the ghosts, and the rest of the family is generally terrorized by the unrestful spirits until the house is sucked into the dark realm.
This seems to be the gist of the reboot, as well. The best news about this reboot however is the presence of Producer Sam Raimi. These images were released today ahead of the supposed Thursday trailer release:
USA Today writes the reboot features a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist David Lindsay-Abaire and is led onscreen by Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as the parents.
“Unlike the traditional horror film, I wanted to put together a cast to give weight and reality to these characters. It’s the way to anchor the family,” says Kenan. “It’s such an emotional story at the core. Parents fighting to get their child back from the beyond.”
The Bowen family finds itself in a paranormal world of hurt when they move into a suburban fixer-upper, which is in worse need of spiritual cleansing. Kenan says he found his key central girl, Madison, in 8-year-old Kennedi Clements, whom he calls “a force of nature.”
Like the original, television is a conduit from the spirit world. But in 2015, the screens are bigger, packing more menace. And there are screens throughout the house.
“The original film commented on how we’ve let television get out of control, babysitting our kids,” says Raimi. “It’s only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere.”
Keep an eye out for the official trailer, expected to hit tomorrow.