Screen Junkies » tobe hooper http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:30:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 …And Now A Poltergeist Remake Is Casting People, Namely Rosemarie DeWitt http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/and-now-a-poltergeist-remake-is-casting-people-namely-rosemarie-dewitt/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/and-now-a-poltergeist-remake-is-casting-people-namely-rosemarie-dewitt/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:18:21 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255997 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...

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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.

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Tobe Hooper To Stray Further From Awesomeness With ‘Djinn’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tobe-hooper-to-stray-further-from-awesomeness-with-djinn/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tobe-hooper-to-stray-further-from-awesomeness-with-djinn/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:29:42 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30747 Tobe Hooper is back in the director's chair for the first time in six years with the Arabic horror film Djinn.

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Tobe Hooper, the auteur behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, is back in the director’s chair for the first time in six years with the Arabic horror film Djinn. The guy who names the movies must have called in sick.

Djinn focuses on “a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. and discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to malevolent beings known as Djinn.”

Huh. Hard to feign excitement over this one.

Even if the movie is as “blech” as it sounds, Hooper can sleep eas knowing that he has stockpiled some karma in allowing female director Nayla Al Khaja to shadow him in preparation for her subsequent directorial debut. That’s as awesome as Poltergeist, right? (Playlist)

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