Magazine article Screen International

MGM Pacts with Fox on Poltergiest

Magazine article Screen International

MGM Pacts with Fox on Poltergiest

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Production on the horror remake, produced by Sam Raimi, scheduled to begin this autumn.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has partnered with Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of Twentieth Century Fox, to co-finance and distribute a remake of Poltergeist.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, whose recent credits include Oz: The Great and Powerful.

The film is being produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert via Ghost House Pictures alongside Roy Lee. Nathan Kahane will serve as executive producer.

Poltergeistwill be marketed and distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox, with select international territories as well as international television distribution being handled by MGM. Fox will also handle home entertainment and domestic television.

MGM and Twentieth Century Fox continue their longtime partnership as Fox also distributes MGM's home entertainment product.

In a revisionist take on the 1982 horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of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. …

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