Snowden and White Penning Poltergeist Remake


MGM’s redo of the Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg film

Boogeyman scribes Juliet Snowden and Stiles White will write the screenplay for MGM’s planned remake of Poltergeist, the 1982 horror film that was directed by Tobe Hooper and produced/co-written by Steven Spielberg.

The MGM/UA release grossed $122 million worldwide and earned Oscar nominations for its ILM-designed visual effects, sound effects and score.

The story of a suburban home built over an Indian burial ground and thus inhabited by a nasty spook earned further cult status when two of the child actors in the movie died after the film’s release. Two sequels were produced.

Snowden and White have also had a hand in the remake of The Birds and co-wrote the upcoming Knowing.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter