MagazineSci-fi news

Just in | Library of scifi news


Vadim Perelman to reboot Poltergeist for MGM

06/09/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Poltergeist in the USA - or Buy Poltergeist in the UK

author pic

Metro Goldwyn-Mayer has signed Vadim Perelman - aka House of Sand and Fog - to direct the reboot of horror classic Poltergeist. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White are writing the new Poltergeist movie script for the studio.

Boyter told, "We are excited to have Vadim direct Poltergeist , a title which already has a built-in movie-going audience. With his established track record, we look forward to having him lead the creative direction on this new character-based horror project that will utilize the original film as a jumping off point."

Currently directing and executive producing Ice, a drama pilot for the AMC cable network, Perelman wrote and directed "ouse of Sand and Fog starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley. Recently, Perelman directed The Life Before Her Eyes starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood.

Cale Boyter, Executive Vice President, Production and Luke Ryan, Vice President, Production, are overseeing the project for MGM.

The original Poltergeist film was released by MGM in 1982 and got three Oscar nominations. The film had two sequels Poltergeist II: the Other Side and Poltergeist III, along with a television series Poltergeist: The Legacy, which aired for four seasons on the Showtime network (1996-1999).

Magazine > Scifi news

Just in | Library of sci-fi news

Add daily news updates to your own web site or blog - just cut and paste the code below...


The all-new SFcrowsnest is now running at This is now the archive for pre-2012 content. Nothing new is being posted here.

Magazine Articles

- Features

- Movie/TV Reviews

- Book Reviews

- News

- E-mail magazine

- Encyclopedia

- Other formats: Kindle, Nook, Sony Ebook, iPhone & iPod


- Top books

- Top movies/tv series


- SciFi @ FaceBook

- Steampunk @ FaceBook

- Us @ Google+


- Search site

Reader Tools

- RSS news feed

- Facebook page for SFcrowsnest

- Twitter page for SFcrowsnest

- Google toolbar for SFcrowsnest

Webmaster Tools

- Add our content feeds to your site