Poltergeist remake looking poor?
The original Poltergeist was pretty damned scary, of that there is no denying. Written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper might, on paper, sound like a complete disaster, I mean Saving Private Ryan meeting Texas Chainsaw Massacre? However it turned out to be superb, and now they're remaking it.
What's more two writers have just been announced for the project, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, known for writing Boogeyman, Knowing and The Birds remake.
Now although we don't have a director on board for comparison, and no offence meant to the two writers, but Boogeyman to Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist script? I'll let you draw your own conclusions from that.
To be fair they have written the Alex Proyas directed Knowing which is coming soon, and they wrote the remake of The Birds, adapted from the original text, however I don't think it bodes that well for the new version.
Of course I could be wrong and this could turn out to be a big surprise...Then again.
What do you think of a remake of this classic horror film? Are there going to be any horrors left to remake at this rate? Child's Play is even getting the remake treatment! Where are the original ideas and why aren't they getting picked up by Hollywood? Are they too scared of the investment?