According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM hired screenwriting team Stiles White and Juliet Snowden (“Boogeymen”) to write the screenplay for their “Poltergeist” remake.
White and Snowden penned “The Birds” remake produced by Universal, and also “Knowing,” which stars Nicolas Cage.
Variety reports the studio is currently looking for a director for the remake.
The classic horror flick was released in 1982, original story centers on a family who move into a new suburban home, not realizing it’s been built on an Indian burial ground. They begin to be terrorized by ghosts shortly after.
The film was directed by Tobe Hooper from a script co-written by Steven Spielberg and miraculously skirted an R rating despite its children-in-constant-peril, toy clown-strangling, face-peeling, skeleton-swimming medley of horrors. The MGM/UA release grossed $122 million worldwide and earned Oscar nominations for its ILM-designed visual effects, sound effects and score.
The film turned into a franchise with two sequels – released in 1986 and 1988.
No release date is set yet but we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest developments.