Poltergeist remake gets Monster House director

Monster House and City Of Ember director Gill Kenan takes on Poltergeist reboot

The iconic poster art for 1982's Poltergeist
The iconic poster art for 1982’s Poltergeist

Monster House and City Of Ember director Gill Kenan has signed on for MGM’s long-mooted remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic Poltergeist, according to Deadline.

This incarnation of the movie is being produced by Evil Dead and Drag Me To Hell splatter powerhouse Sam Raimi, with a script by Rise Of The Guardians‘ David Lindsay-Abaire.

Pick up the original Poltergeist on Blu-ray for £8 or DVD for £4.36 from Amazon.co.uk.