Several weeks back, it was announced that Juliet Snowden and Stiles White would be taking a crack at writing the script for the upcoming POLTERGEIST remake. Now, it appears a director may also be locked!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Vadim Perelman is in negotiations to develop MGM’s "POLTERGEIST" remake as a potential directing gig. The deal would bring the helmer together with writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, who were hired last week to revamp the 1982 classic. The original, a haunted-house movie full of literalized children’s nightmares, was directed by Tobe Hooper from a script co-written by Steven Spielberg. The film’s exploration of an ordinary family’s reaction to an extraordinarily intense situation likely appealed to Perelman, who delved into similar dynamics in his debut, 2003’s "House of Sand and Fog," and last year’s "The Life Before Her Eyes." Perelman was once attached to Spielberg’s endlessly developing "Talisman" project, adapted from the Stephen King-Peter Straub novel.
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