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Poltergeist reboot will be a Kids’ movie says Sam Rockwell. What?

January 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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So they are remaking another classic. Sigh.

Yes, Poltergeist is getting the remake/reboot/rehash treatment and it seems like it will no longer be the scarefest you remember but rather aPG kids’ movie?

The movie is set to star one of FTN’s favourite actors, the one and only Sam Rockwell and he was chatting about the movie to Collider recently and he let the cat out of the bag a little about the new take on the Spielberg masterpiece: “The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it’s really through his point-of-view. So it’s more of a kids’ movie. So I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-R scary.

“It’s not like Conjuring type of scary. It’s a different kind of movie. It’s more of an adventure. It’s essentially a child abduction film when you come down to it. I mean, the original Poltergeist is too.”

While we have nothing but faith in Rockwell, we’re a little bewildered by what we’ve heard… but the truth of the pudding and all that.

Poltergeist will arrive on July 24th and Starring alongside Rockwell will be Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Nicholas Braun. Gil Kenanis directing.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….