It’s been announced today that MGM’s reboot of Tobe Hooper’s classic 1982 horror, Poltergeist, will be released in 3D.
In a video interview with Beyond The Trailer, Jared Harris, who stars in the film revealed the announcement but didn’t say if it will in fact be shot in 3D or post-converted.
Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot, which has already cast Rosemarie DeWitt as the female lead, and Sam Rockwell.
Jared Harris (Fringe, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men, The Quiet Ones) star as Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners”.
Kenan will direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.
In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of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.