Gil Kenan to direct 'Poltergeist' remake

By Ricky Riley,

Gil Kenan will be directing the remake of the classic horror film, Poltergeist.

According to Deadline.com, MGM has searched for a director to head the film but failed many times to find someone who fit their needs.

Currently David Lindsay-Abaire will be writing the screenplay reports Slashfilm.com. He is known for his work on Rabbit Hole, animated films Robots, Rise of the Guardians, and more recently he has written the script for Oz: The Great and Powerful. David Lindsay-Abaire also won a Pulitzer Prize for his drama Rabbit Hole in 2007.

Gil Kenan has directed two major features. The first was 2006’s Monster House was earned him an Oscar nomination for best animated film. This film had dark horror aspects and supernatural overtones that he may be need to direct Poltergeist. The second was 2008’s City of Ember about a city underground and two teens searching for a way out.

There has not been a date set for its production to start or to be released.



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