Friday, February 06, 2015

Second Teaser: "Poltergeist" Redux

UK website Digital Spy has released an exclusive alternate trailer for the remake of the 1982 supernatural horror classic "Poltergeist"- most likely the official international trailer.

Like the older film starring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, the story focuses on a family whose house was built on a sacred site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts.  The oeiginal film  was produced and co-scripted by Steven Spielberg (based on his story) and directed by Tobe Hooper. It spawned two sequels, "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" in 1986 and "Poltergeist III" in 1988.

 Sam Rockwell would play dad to the Bowen family married to wife Rosemarie DeWitt. Touch actress Saxon Sharbino will play Kendra Bowen, their 16-year-old daughter. The Following's Kyle Catlett is playing her younger brother. 6-year-old Kennedi Clements ("Rogue," "A Family Thanksgiving") will play the key role of Madison

Jared Harris is playing Carrigan, a former academic who now hosts a basic cable TV series called Haunted House Cleaners.  Jane Adams, best known for her work on the cable series Hung, is set to play a parapsychologist called in to help the family find their daughter and identify the supernatural forces at work in their home.

David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the new script from which "City of Ember" and "Monster House" helmer Gil Kenan directed.

Sam Raimi Nathan Kahane (Juno) and Roy Lee (The Departed) are producing the redux.

Nathan Kahane will exec produce.

The film hits theaters on July 24th.

There are only a few shots that repeat the previous trailer  much of this is new footage. The new peek is also much more linear, and there's also a stronger sense of those scenes that pay homage to the original film. I actually think this trailer is much better than the other one.

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