A remake of the 1982 horror film Poltergeist is set to begin filming this September in Toronto, and as the director, Gil Kenan (Monster House), is already underway with casting calls.
Like the original, the film will follow the events as ghosts terrorize a family in their home and kidnap their daughter, but according to Bloody Disgusting, the remake will deviate slightly from the original.
Apparently, the characters will all have different names and roles this time around. Instead of the Freeling family, the remake will focus on Eric Bowen after he loses his job and moves his family to a new town. In the place of Dr. Lesh and her team of parapsychologists, Mr. Bowen’s ex-wife, Dr. Brooke Powell, will lead a team from the local university to investigate the kidnapping.
Also, thanks to the development of reality TV since the 1982 film, the remake will have an added character, Carrigan Burke, the host of the creatively titled TV show, Haunted House Cleaners, that should give viewers a fresh take on the well-known story.
No release date has been set yet for the film, but we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.