Sam Rockwell: 'Poltergeist' Remake Will Be 'More Working Class'
Sam Rockwell apparently isn't afraid of the Poltergeist curse.*
The new version would star him and Rachel Getting Married's Rosemarie DeWitt.
He told AP that he and the filmmakers are "just addressing some script stuff but I think it may be happening."
He shared that 1982's Poltergeist was a "big deal" for him. "I was blown away by that film." He also said the new movie will have new characters. "It's a very different story," Rockwell said. "They're a little more working class."
According to ScreenRant, Sam Raimi is on board as one of the producers and Gil Kenan, who directed the animated film Monster House has also been hired.
Bloody Disgusting reported that the main character is now named Eric Bowen (rather than Steve Freeling) and that things go wrong when his daughter, Madeleine, gets abducted after he moves his family into a new house.
*Poltergeist is said to have been cursed after four cast members of the film series died in six years, supposedly because real skeletons were used in key scenes.
Most notably: Dominique Dunne, who played the eldest daughter Dana in the first movie, was strangled by her former boyfriend on November 4, 1982. She was 22. And Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three movies, died on February 1, 1988 at age 12 of septic shock.
The original Poltergeist house, by the way, was in Simi Valley.