Last week we caught wind of a little gossip regarding a new-fangled remake of Tobe Hooper‘s "Poltergeist," but now we know that the info was just that: Gossip. That’s not to say there’ll never be a "Poltergeist" remake … just that nobody’s working on one right now.
From SpielbergFilms.com: "This Monday, Bloody Disgusting claimed that they received "official confirmation" that a proposed "Poltergeist" sequel entitled "Poltergeist: Kayeri" was not moving ahead with MGM, rather, the studio planned a "straight-up remake of the first film…pretty much frame-for-frame."
Of course the thought of anyone remaking a Steven Spielberg film not only borders on, but goes well beyond the sacrilegious, and the very utterance of such a deed should be punished by forced repeat viewings of the Spielberg-less "Poltergeist III" for a 24-hour stretch.
Thankfully, the rumor turned out to be nothing more than a rumor, despite Bloody Disgusting’s source claiming official status. According to reps at Steven Spielberg’s offices, there is "no truth" to the rumors. Period.
Breathe easy, "Poltergeist" fans, and rejoice in the fact that a special edition DVD of the incomparable Spielberg classic is in production for a 25th anniversary release in 2007."
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