You’d think that a film as high profile as Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist remake would have been making some noise by now, especially with its release only 6 months away. No posters, no stills, no nothing. Nadda! In fact, the last time we talked about the Poltergeist remake was back in October when it was announced that the film would have a PG-13 rating. That brings us to today’s awesome (but not really) news. Sam Rockwell, who stars in the film, recently had a chat with Collider about the film and what he had to say wont be instilling much confidence in horror fans, that’s for sure.
After being asked if he had seen any footage from the film, his response was: “I’ve seen a little in looping. I hope it’s good. I really don’t know. 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.” Is it just me or is that the most unconfident answer ever? It get’s better, though.
He went on to dish out a few more details on the film’s protagonist, a 10-year-old boy, where he dropped this sweet little gem: “The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. 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.” A kids’ movie? What is that even supposed to mean? Is he actually saying that the Poltergeist remake is geared towards children? Like I said, he isn’t exactly making this easy on us.
Better yet, Rockwell says not to expect a scary film in the same way that The Conjuring is 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.” There he goes again! It’s more of an adventure? What are we supposed to make of that?
So, if we put that all together what we have is a PG-13, 3D adventure movie for kids. This can’t be real can it? Either Sam Rockwell is trolling the entire horror community, or this movie is going to be… something.
Look for this one in theaters on July 24, 2015. Maybe we’ll see a poster or something before then. Who knows.