In case you had just sort of assumed that Poltergeist had been remade, sequeled, rebooted, or reimagined several times over the past decade or two, I’m just as surprised as you are to find out that you’re wrong.
Well, you WERE wrong. Poltergeist is getting remade by the most remake-y team around, which includes Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Tobe Hooper directing and Evil Dead‘s Sam Raimi producing.
The first casting news is that Rosemarie DeWitt has been scooped up, presumably to play the mom, but possibly to play an Native American skeleton.
Anyway, congrats on Hollywood not touching this property in 31 years. It must have taken every ounce of restraint. It must have been like a piano off their shoulders to find out that they could finally mess with this thing.