While some still aren’t sure whether Poltergeist ought to be remade – as they treat the original as sacrosanct – it’s too late now as the film is in the can and on its way. Now we can take our first look as we’ve got five images from the do-over.
Hopefully we’ll also be posting the trailer later today.
The movie follow Eric and Amy Bowen (Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt), who move into a suburban home with their 8-year-old daughter Madison (Kennedi Clements). As you’d expect, there are some supernatural entities that don’t want them there and end up abducting Madison. Jared Harris plays the supernatural researcher brought in to help.
The film is described as a contemporary update of the original, with producer Sam Raimi commenting, “The original film commented on how we’ve let television get out of control, babysitting our kids. It’s only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere.”
The movie will be out this summer. Take a look at the first pics above and below.