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Sam Raimi To Direct The Poltergeist Remake?

After spending many years away from the genre, Sam Raimi has really re-connected with his horror roots in the last few years. In 2009 he returned to the genre with the excellent and sadly under-appreciated Drag Me To Hell, and has since produced a remake of his own film, The Evil Dead, as well as this past summer's The Possession. He went in a different direction for his latest directorial effort, helming Oz The Great And Powerful for 2013, but now it looks like he might be ready to come home again with a remake of one of the genre's best films.

THR recently attended a screening of DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians and while speaking with writer David Lindsay-Abaire they learned that Raimi is now attached to direct the updated version of Poltergeist. Lindsay-Abaire is writing the script for the new movie, which follows a family who discover that their house is hunted by ghosts. Talk of a remake has been around for most of the last decade, but Raimi only signed on as a producer this past April. Lindsay-Abaire worked with the director on Oz The Great And Powerful and, according to the writer, Raimi almost directed the 2011 Oscar nominated Rabbit Hole as well.

Speaking of Oz, the film, which has been in post-production since December of last year, will finally be making its way into theaters on March 8, 2013. You can see more from the movie, including the first trailer, in our Blend Film Database.

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