Poltergeist remake finds its director
You might not want a Poltergeist remake. But getting the director of Monster House to do it is a good move...
One of the most sorely underappreciated animated movies of recent times is the terrific Monster House. It never did particularly great business, but it's bursting with ideas, and very much deserves not to be forgotten about. The less you know about it, the better, but just know that Community creator Dan Harmon worked on the screenplay.
Furthermore, the film was directed by Gil Kenan, who's since gone on to do City Of Ember. And he's just gone and landed himself a new job.
Kenan is the surprise, but very welcome choice, to direct the planned remake of Poltergeist, that's been bubbling away for some time in development. There's no real reason in the world why we want a remake of Poltergeist, to be fair, but if it's deemed necessary to have one, than at least Kenan is a different choice.
Sam Raimi is amongst the producers of the new movie, and presumably MGM is going to look to get it into production later this year. More news on Poltergeist as we get it. Do check out Monster House if you haven't already, though.
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