New York Magazine’s Vulture
Now this is remake news that really doesn’t irk us too much. If you’re going to add your own slant on a famed film, why not do so in a way in which you’re bringing something new to the table while still honoring the source material (i.e., The Blob and Dawn of the Dead)?
According to New York Magazine’s Vulture, MGM’s new studio management in February told Hollywood’s talent agencies it was moving ahead with plans to reboot five movie franchises, including Steven Spielberg’s 1982 horror hit Poltergeist. Word is that the studio has offered Pulitzer-prize winning playwright cum screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) the job of reimagining the paranormal classic.
Reached by Vulture, Lindsay-Abaire confirmed he’d been approached by MGM and offered the job but emphasized that no deal had been reached and stressed that he was not yet even sure he wanted to take it.
The good news: Insiders tell the site that MGM has no creative parameters for a Poltergeist remake — it would be Lindsay-Abaire’s to shape in whatever fashion he chooses, should he want the job.
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