Sam Rockwell Eyed to Star in MGM’s Reboot of ‘Poltergeist’

Sam Rockwell

Thesp in early talks to co-star with Rosemarie DeWitt in film

Sam Rockwell is in early talks to co-star with Rosemarie DeWitt in MGM’s “Poltergeistreboot.

Gil Kenan is directing with David Lindsay-Abaire writing the script. TheWrap broke the news.

Story follows the Bowen family, whose life is suddenly disrupted after a supernatural force takes over their home and begins terrorizing them.

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce through their Ghost House Pictures banner along with Roy Lee, while Nathan Kahane will exec produce.

Rockwell had been weighing a handful of other offers including a supporting role in Sony’s “Annie” reboot, but it appears that “Poltergeist” will be his next project. He is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.

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  1. Brian says:

    A “reboot” is what The Amazing Spider-Man is, a new origin movie just a few years after the original. This is a remake, after 20 or 30 years, just sounds like different character names. Studio politically correct word.

    • Tim says:

      No, time has no bearing on it. A reboot is a story based on characters from a pre-existing movie that isn’t a sequel and has a new take on it. A remake follows the same storyline with very minor changes.

  2. jen says:

    Why are there so many remakes? Where’s all the original ideas? Millions of amazing books have yet to be tapped, yet the filmmakers want to “reboot” everything. Generation remake. What this generation of filmmakers should be named.

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