06/09/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
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 SFcrowsnest.com, "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).
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