“Poltergeist” remake begins casting and shoots in September

May 21, 2013

Gil Kenan has officially begun casting the remake of POLTERGEIST. Shooting could also begin as soon as September in Toronto, Canada.

The new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.

Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.”” The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell is Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university. Her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.

David Lindsay-Abaire is listed as the main screenwriter, although Juliet Snowden and Stiles White previously worked on it.

The remake is being produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee.

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