The upcoming reboot of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist was originally slated for release February 13, 2015. But as we told you previously, it will not be released until May 22, 2015. In the meantime, check out the newly debuted TV spot in the viewer below!
Judging by the below video, it looks as though the remake will be chock full of references to the original film. Hopefully it will diversify itself enough to warrant consideration on its own merits.
The remake is directed by Gil Kenan and written by David Lindsay-Abaire. When I spoke to producer Rob Tapert about the upcoming reboot some time ago, he suggested that the idea was to introduce a new generation to Poltergeist and to improve upon some of the aspects of the picture that haven’t aged well in the years since the release of the original.
Like in the 1982 original, the core concept of a family’s youngest child being taken away by supernatural entities will remain in tact. We will keep you apprised as more details about the film’s plot and any other news as it become available.