Some people may been pretty annoyed about the idea of a Poltergeist remake, but it seems the first trailer is keen assuage some fears by suggesting the do-over has no intention of trying to reinvent the wheel, while also showing that it may have plenty of entertainment to offer.
Indeed Gil Kenan’s film looks surprisingly good.
And just in case you aren’t 100% sure, there’s also both US and international trailers, which feature different footage and are both worth a look. You can see them below.
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.