Possible Poltergeist Reboot in Production at Prime
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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No need to qualify Hooper’s role as director, the rumors have been very directly debunked by many cast members for being largely manufactured by the studio and people’s bias for Spielberg (undercutting Hooper despite clearly stating he was doing a thorough job as director). One cast member even says Spielberg was “often not there.”