New 'Poltergeist' a sequel

photo©yahoo movies/MGM

photo©yahoo movies/MGM

The new version of ‘Poltergeist’ will be a sequel to the original film, not a remake.

The new film, as originally reported by Bloody-Disgusting will follow the Bowen family and their dealings with malevolent sprits.

Details are scarce, but the film appears to be more of an attempt to “reboot” the spooky film franchise with a similar story rather than an outright remake.

With Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert producing the new ‘Poltergeist’ film, fans of the original can breathe a sigh of relief.

Raimi, in particular has a solid history as both a producer and director of genre films with the ‘Evil Dead’ films and ‘Drag Me to Hell’ as recent examples of his affinity for scaring movie-goers.

‘Poltergeist’ is set to begin production in the fall of 2013.

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