You may have written this one off when it was first announced but now that Sam Rockwell’s name is getting tossed around you may want to rethink your decision. Apparently Rockwell is in early talks to star alongside Rosemarie DeWitt in the upcoming Poltergeist reboot. Right now Rockwell probably has a ton of movie offers on his plate, and while he’s intrigued with the role, he hasn’t officially taken the part just yet. That’s all the info we’ve got on this one but apparently the filmmakers are considering Rockwell a top priority. Make it happen!
Dubbed a revisionist take on the original film, the new story centers on a family struggling to make ends meet that relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.
The last we heard about this project was that it is supposedly going to be more of a sequel than a remake as it will take place within the same universe as the original film but features completely different characters. It worked for Alvarez’s Evil Dead so hopefully Kenan’s upcoming reboot can find some of the same magic — getting Rockwell should most definitely help it in that regard. Poltergeist is being produced by Sam Raimi with Gil Kenan directing from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire. The film is expected to begin shooting this fall.