Gil Kenan‘s Poltergeist (2015) remake of the classic horror movie from Steven Spielberg/Tobe Hooper Poltergeist (1982) has very little (none) promo material making it way out. However, Sam Rockwell has shared some news that this Poltergeist remake will be a kids movie. So to clarify that statement the new horror film will be told through the eyes of a little boy instead of from the perspective of JoBeth Williams. For this reason, Poltergeist will not be rated R but that should not change anything much. Sam Raimi is the producer and Poltergeist will be released this upcoming July 24, 2015. Starring in Poltergeist are Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams.
"I’ve seen a little in looping. I hope it’s good. I really don’t know," Rockwell told the site when asked if he’s seen any footage. "I really wish I could tell you. I’m praying that it’s - I mean, it’s gonna be hard to live up to the first one. The first one’s pretty damn good. This one’s gonna be in 3D though, I can tell you that."
"The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time," he added. "JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it’s really through his point-of-view. So it’s more of a kids’ movie so I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-R scary."
"It’s not like Conjuring type of scary. You know, it’s a different kind of movie. It’s more of an adventure. It’s essentially a child abduction film when you come down to it. I mean, the original Poltergeist is too."
Directed by Gil Kenan
Official Synopsis: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
Cast: Jared Harris, Patrick Garrow, Sam Rockwell, Eve Crawford, Kathryn Greenwood, Kennedi Clements, Nicholas Braun, John Stoneham Jr., Molly Kidder, Saxon…
Genres: Horror, Thriller