Who can forget the classic 1982 movie, ‘Polotergeist’. It was definitely one of the most memorable movies of the 1980’s. And now like everything else from our childhood, Hollywood is giving a modernized reboot of the movie. Check out the first images released from this reboot below, and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
A reboot to the eighties horror film, Poltergeist, is heading to theaters this summer from director Gil Kenan, Pulitzer-Prize winning screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire, producer Sam Raimi.
Poltergeist, which came out in 1982, told the story of a suburban family haunted by evil ghosts. According to Kenan, the story will be updated for a 21st audience, reflecting modern society’s fears and anxieties regarding the unknown.
“The original film commented on how we’ve let television get out of control, babysitting our kids,” Raimi told USA Today. “It’s only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere.”
Actors Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt will play the parents, while eight-year old actress Kennedi Clements will play Madison, the central character who is abducted by ghosts.
Take a look at the new film’s new images, which USA Today released, in the gallery below.
Poltergeist hits theaters on July 24, with an official trailer hitting the internet on February 5.