Possible Poltergeist Reboot in Production at Prime

by | Mar 6, 2023

Despite already spitting out a mediocre remake in 2015, it seems the folks over at Prime Video are interested in making another Poltergeist reboot. 

As reported by the Hot Mic podcast, Amazon is reportedly interested in reviving the franchise for it’s streaming platform. Since the retail giant bought out MGM in March 22, the company has been sitting on a huge wealth of films and franchises and after some carful sifting, it looks like they have eyed the haunted house film as it’s next big horror adventure.

The original film was direct (ahem) by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg in 1982, though Spielberg infamously took control behind the camera according to key actors. The film featured Heather O’Rourke as Carol Anne Freeling, a young girl sucked inside her haunted house, as her desperate parents try to save their daughters life. The film conjured up two sequels, though the third was caught up in quite some controversy when O’Rourke died during the films production.  

The 2015 remake was a pretty run-of-the mill affair with very few ideas of it’s own and it failed to make much of an impression, especially at a time where films such as The Conjuring and Insidious were already making quite a splash.

One complication the studio might find is that the script rights may be in the hands of Spielberg now, meaning that the Hollywood giant would certainly need to be involved. Maybe the studio could also side-step this by creating a brand new series without Freeling’s? We’ll know more when this project starts to pick up some more ectoplasm…



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