Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have been hired to pen the screenplay for MGM’s upcoming POLTERGEIST remake, (based on the classic horror film directed by Tobe Hooper, and co-written/produced by Steven Spielberg) according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Snowden and White wrote the (absolutely terrible) 2005 movie BOOGEYMAN, and have also worked on a draft of THE BIRDS remake (coming from who else, Platinum Dunes) and the upcoming KNOWING directed by Alex Proyas (I, ROBOT, DARK CITY, THE CROW).
The article says, "The original "Poltergeist," miraculously skirted an R rating despite its children-in-constant-peril, toy clown-strangling, face-peeling, skeleton-swimming medley of horrors. 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 nerve-jangling sequels were produced." More when we hear it!