Sam Raimi directing Poltergeist remake

Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is remaking 1982’s Poltergeist

Poltergeist Sam Raimi
Poltergeist Sam Raimi
The iconic poster art for 1982’s Poltergeist

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Rise Of The Guardians screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire, who is also slaving away over a script for a remake of 1982’s Poltergeist, casually let slip that fan-favourite director Sam Raimi is helming the film.

Raimi was revealed to be in talks to take on the movie five months ago and given his recent Eighties flavoured horror outing Drag Me To Hell, as well as his attitude to remakes – not only remaking his own 1981’s The Evil Dead as the more gurnsome Evil Dead II, but producing 2013’s reboot – it’s entirely plausible.