While reports on Friday suggested Sam Raimi was going to direct MGM Studio’s remake of Poltergeist, it’s now been revealed via THR that while the Spider-man filmmaker is involved, it’s as a producer. He will now help the studio look for a new director.
David Lindsay-Abaire is writing the script, which centres on a family trying to get their daughter back from an evil spirit. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White were previously attached to write the screenplay. It isn’t known if David Lindsay-Abaire will work from their draft, or completely start over. Lindsay-Abaire also wrote the screenplay for Sam Raimi’s upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful.
It isn’t known when production may begin, although now Raimi is involved it may well find new impetus.