It looks like MGM is actually going through with its plans to remake 1982’s “The Poltergeist.” The studio has hired Juliet Snowden and Stiles White to write a script. They are also currently looking for a director.
Steven Spielberg co-wrote the original script about “a suburban home built over an Indian burial ground and thus inhabited by a nasty spirit.” The original starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne and Heather O’Rourke. “Poltergeist” also spawned two sequels.
Many, including myself, think the movie is cursed! Heather and Dominique died after the film’s release. Will Sampson, one of the stars of the sequel, performed an exorcism on the set to get rid of “alien spirits.” He died a year after the sequel was released. There’s a Wikipedia page on “The Poltergeist Curse.”
Why would they even touch this?! It’s obviously cursed! But if they insist, they should cast Heidi Montag, Parasite Hilton, Spencer Pratt and every member of The Westboro Baptist Church.