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Sam Raimi to Produce 'Poltergeist' Remake

Sam Raimi has signed on to produce the remake of MGM’s "Poltergeist."

Sam Raimi has signed on to produce the remake of MGM’s Poltergeist. The filmmaker, who got his start with the Evil Dead horror movies, will produce the remake of the 1982 film -- which Steven Spielberg produced and co-scripted from his original story -- with Nathan Kahane, Roy Lee, and Robert Tapert.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Raimi is not directing the remake but will help oversee the search for a director.

David Lindsay-Abaire, who worked on Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful for Raimi, is working on the script, which focuses on a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts. The movie is one of two horror remakes on which MGM is in active development, the other being Carrie.

Raimi is currently producing a remake of his Evil Dead. Fede Alvarez is directing the film, which TriStar will release April 12, 2013.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.