Producer Talks Poltergeist, Old Boy (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Source: Shock Til You Drop

It seems that Red Dawn isn't the only '80's film reboot that survived MGM's bankruptcy era. After spending a few years in development hell, plans to bring Poltergeist back may be gaining traction within Hollywood once again. In an interview with Shock Til You Drop on the set of 7500, producer Roy Lee indicated that a remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982 classic may come together in 2012.

"The one I'm most excited about is a Poltergeist reboot and that is probably something, hopefully, next year someone will be able to accomplish." When asked if he was going to be involved in that project he confirmed, "I'm in talks with that right now, yeah, with MGM."

He also talked about the reboot of Old Boy.

"We are planning to shoot 'Old Boy' in March and that should start pre-production in late January," he said. "This is a brand new script by Mark Protosevich. It is very similar to the film, but Protosevich has added new elements that will throw off the audience who have seen the original movie because there are new characters and new situations that present themselves in a way that change the story but eventually go in the same direction. The ending will be something audiences--especially fans of the original movie--will be very happy with. Some may consider it a bit darker."

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