They’re here! After word broke out that a Poltergeist Remake was in development, many of us had our opinions about the matter. Being a Critical and Box Office success earning $121 million, which back in 1982 was a huge deal, the Horror also is not without its share of controversy, with Child Actor Heather O’Rourke who starred in the iconic role of Carol Anne Freeling, having passed away under sudden circumstances at the age of 12. It will be interesting to see who will be brave enough to take on her role, with a dark cloud of intrigue surrounding it. In total, the famed “Poltergeist Curse” took the lives of four Cast members during the six years it took to complete the Trilogy.
Originally produced by Steven Spielberg, Sam Raimi will be taking the reins this time around as Poltergeist films in Toronto between September through December. Gil Kenan (Monster House) directs, while David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz The Great and Powerful) writes the Screenplay. It is said the Story will go through several modernizations and instead of the role Medium Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) reprised, a team of Supernatural Experts instead will be introduced in this Remake. Filming is set to take place at Pinewood Studios in Toronto.
Just writing this Post absolutely terrifies me, Poltergeist being one of the few Films I absolutely cannot watch alone!
20th Century Fox will be distributing the Remake, set to be released in 2014. Casting details to come…
The Premiere for Oz The Great and Powerful was held last night at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles and its Stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Rachel Weisz and James Franco were a vision of elegance. Franco, who plays the role of Oz in this Prequel to The Wizard of Oz, was seen rising into the sky in a Balloon! Friends of the Cast and Director Sam Raimi also came out and showed their support, walking the Yellow Brick Road, including Tobey Maguire and Donald Faison.
For the Fashion-savvy, Williams wore Prada, Weisz was in Victoria Beckham, Kunis donned Dolce & Gabbana, while Franco had on Gucci.
See more Photos from the Premiere:
In other news also, Mariah Carey Tweeted out the Official Artwork for her new Single, the Theme Song to Oz The Great and Powerful, Almost Home also below:
The Track will be released next Tuesday, February, 19, 2013.
Also see this brand new Featurette aout the Costumes and Make-up of Oz The Great and Powerful:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases Oz the Great and Powerful on March 8, 2013.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Jon Shearer)