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Raimi to direct Poltergeist?
Will the Evil Dead director take the helm?
By Robert T. Trate
October 18, 2012
With Sam Raimi wrapping up OZ the Great and Powerful soon, what will be the director’s next film? Well we know that the Spider-Man and Evil Dead director has taken over the producer’s chair of late and has even rebooted his own franchise too. The rumor bouncing around Hollywood (twitter and everything else) is that Raimi may take over as director of the Poltergeist remake. He is producing the film based on a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), so this is highly likely.
Here is the rumor reported by Indiewire: “this is a bit like a game of telephone, but it goes like this: in a recent random piece over at THR about animated Oscar contenders, it was casually dropped that "Poltergeist" would be Raimi's next film. Huh? Then, THR writer Scott Feinberg took to Twitter and confirmed that Lindsay-Abaire had indeed told him Raimi was directing. So he's obviously doing it then, right? Maybe. This could all be some kind of miscommunication, or maybe Raimi is still considering doing it, or maybe he really liked the script, or....you get the idea. But Lindsay-Abaire seems to be under the impression Raimi is directing, so there you go”.
None of us want another remake, but with Raimi in the director’s chair? What say you Maniacs?