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 Post subject: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:39 am 
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MGM and Fox 2000 to Co-Finance and Distribute Poltergeist Remake

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June 20, 2013

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) has partnered with Fox 2000 Pictures to co-finance and distribute Poltergeist, it was announced today by MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Barber and Twentieth Century Fox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Gianopulos.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits include Oz The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Poltergeist will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox, with select international territories as well as international television distribution being handled by MGM. Fox will also handle home entertainment and domestic television. MGM and Twentieth Century Fox continue their longtime partnership as Fox also distributes MGM’s home entertainment product.

In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.

Poltergeist is scheduled to begin production this fall.


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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Rosemarie DeWitt Boards Poltergeist

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July 23, 2013

Rachel Getting Married star Rosemarie DeWitt has signed on to play the female lead in MGM and Fox 2000's upcoming remake of Poltergeist.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits includes Oz The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Possession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.


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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Sam Rockwell Eyes Poltergeist Role

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August 5, 2013

Sam Rockwell is in early talks to join MGM and Fox 2000's upcoming remake of Poltergeist, The Wrap reports. He'd join the previously announced Rosemarie DeWitt for the big screen remake.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits includes Oz The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Poltergeist will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox, with select international territories as well as international television distribution being handled by MGM. Fox will also handle home entertainment and domestic television.

In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family, the Bowens, are struggling to make ends meet and relocate to an outdated suburban home whereupon they are confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.

Rockwell, who would play husband to DeWitt's character, is in theaters now in Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's indie drama The Way, Way Back.


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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:10 am 
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Jared Harris Boards Poltergeist

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September 4, 2013

It's a busy week for former "Mad Men" star Jared Harris. Following word yesterday that he's signed on for Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Deadline is reporting that Harris is set to play a leading role in MGM and Fox 2000's upcoming remake of Poltergeist opposite Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits includes Oz The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Poltergeist will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox, with select international territories as well as international television distribution being handled by MGM. Fox will also handle home entertainment and domestic television.

In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family, the Bowens, are struggling to make ends meet and relocate to an outdated suburban home whereupon they are confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.

Harris, whose big screen work includes the recent Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mortal Instruments: City of Bone will play Carrigan, the host of a cable program called "Haunted House Cleaners."

Update: Variety is now reporting that Kyle Catlett has joined the cast as well. Catlett, who will play the son of DeWitt and Rockwell's Bowen family, is best known for playing Joey Matthews on FOX's "The Following". He's also playing the title role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's upcoming The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.


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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:50 am 
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Touch Actress Saxon Sharbino Joins Poltergeist Remake

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September 26, 2013

"Touch" actress Saxon Sharbino has joined the cast of MGM and Fox 2000's Poltergeist remake, says The Hollywood Reporter. She will play 16-year-old Kendra Bowen, the eldest of the three Bowen children.

Sharbino joins Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris in the horror pic, which starting filming on September 23 in Toronto. The story follows the Bowens as their home is terrorized and their youngest child goes missing when a supernatural force takes over their home.

Gil Kenan is directing from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing via their Ghost House Pictures banner with Roy Lee. Nathan Kahane is executive producing.


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Poltergeist Adds Jane Adams

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September 27, 2013

Following word earlier today that "Touch" star Saxon Sharbino had joined the cast of MGM and Fox 2000's Poltergeist comes the news, via The Hollywood Reporter that "Hung" actress Jane Adams has signed on as well. She'll play a parapsychologist in the Gil Kenan film.


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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:09 pm 
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The Trailer and Poster for Poltergeist are Here!

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February 5, 2015

20th Century Fox and MGM have released the trailer and poster for Poltergeist, opening in theaters on July 24, 2015. Check them out below!

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Poltergeist boasts an impressive cast, including Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams, along with 8-year-old Kennedi Clements as Madison, a play on the iconic Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) from the original.

Fox and MGM have also teamed up with DiedinHouse.com to uncover the secrets buried in homes across the US. Died In House instantly searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location.

At the end of the Poltergeist trailer, you will receive an exclusive promo code. Those who visit DiedinHouse.com will be able to enter the code to learn the truth about their home.

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Those who visit DiedinHouse.com will be able to enter the code to learn the truth about their home.

That paranormal investigators are frauds and quacks? Yes, that would be quite the bombshell.

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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
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The New Poltergeist Poster is Just Clowning Around

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March 31, 2015

20th Century Fox and MGM have released, via Fandango, a new poster for their upcoming Poltergeist remake that puts the new version of the franchise’s iconic clown doll front and center. Check it out below!

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Poltergeist boasts an impressive cast, including Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back, Iron Man 2), Rosemarie DeWitt (Kill the Messenger, The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, “Mad Men”), Saxon Sharbino (Trust Me, “Touch”), and Jane Adams (“Hung,” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), along with 8-year-old Kennedi Clements as Madison, a play on the iconic Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) from the Tobe Hooper original.

Produced by Steven Spielberg, the original Poltergeist hit theaters in 1982 and was followed by Poltergeist II: The Other Side in 1986 and Poltergeist III in 1988.

Poltergeist is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015.

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 Post subject: Re: Poltergeist Remake
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:27 am 
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The New Poltergeist Trailer Has Arrived!

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April 2, 2015

20th Century Fox and MGM have released the new trailer for their upcoming Poltergeist remake. You can watch it in the player below!

Poltergeist is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015.



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