is boarding MGM’s Poltergeist
, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The filmmaker, who got his start with the Evil Dead
horror movies, will produce the remake of the 1982 film – which Steven Spielberg
produced and co-scripted from his original story – with Nathan Kahane
, Roy Lee
, and Robert Tapert
Despite some reports, Raimi is not directing the remake but will help oversee the search for one.
, who worked on Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful
for Raimi, is working on the script, which focuses on a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by the house ghosts a.k.a. poltergeists.
Raimi is currently producing a remake of his Evil Dead
. Fede Alvarez
is directing the pic, which TriStar will release on April 12th, 2013.