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Sam Rockwell Haunts The Poltergeist Reboot
He's in early talks to co-star

06 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Sam Rockwell has been great in many genres, though he’s rarely turned his hand to horror. Now, however, the prospect of working on a project produced by Sam Raimi might just be enough to lure him to the Poltergeist reboot.

According to the Wrap, Rockwell is in early discussions about co-starring alongside Rosemarie DeWitt in the movie, which once again charts the story of a seemingly happy family terrorised in what was their perfect home.

Rockwell’s considering various offers and hasn’t locked in any deal for Poltergeist yet, although Raimi and director Gil Kenan have him at the top of their Most Wanted list. If he does sign on, Rockwell will be the head of the Bowen family, whose daughter Madison is abducted by supernatural forces, much like Carole Anne in the original.

Oz The Great And Powerful’s David Lindsay Abaire wrote the script for the new take, with Raimi co-producing alongside regular Ghost House Pictures partner Rob Tapert and MGM.

Rockwell was last seen in Seven Psychopaths and is back stealing scenes in The Way, Way Back, which is out on August 28.

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Spookily good approach to this....
I admit when I heard a remake of my beloved 'POLTERGEIST' was on the cards I was filled with dread like an unfinished swimming pool full of real skeletons (They were real in the movie!). However, Raimi producing, Gil Kenan of MONSTER HOUSE directing and now potential Sam Rockwell starring? Im excited to see what they do. In a perfect world it will have the manic energy of EVIL DEAD, the creeping fear of MONSTER HOUSE and the psychological twists of MOON. More

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