Wait, what?! Yes, it looks as if another Poltergeist remake could be on the way.
Courtesy of Deadline, it’s being reported that MGM has come to a working agreement with Anthony and Joe Russo’s AGBO Films. The Russos, of course, have had a ridiculous few years in which they’ve directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and this month’s landscape-changing Avengers: Endgame.
Where does Poltergeist fit in all of this, you ask? Well, the deal between MGM and AGBO has largely been made so that AGBO can delve into the library of MGM classics. While a Michael B. Jordan-headlined new take on The Thomas Crown Affair is believed to be the first movie of this working relationship, the initial Deadline report cited a new Poltergeist remake as a priority project for the brothers Russo.
You’ll likely be well, well aware that Tobe Hooper’s 1982 Poltergeist has already had the remake treatment; Gil Kenan serving up a so-so redo back in 2015. That Sam Rockwell-led remake was met with a largely negative response from fans and critics alike, whereas the ’82 offering is still viewed as an all-time favourite of many a genre fan.
Expect more on all of this if and when this reported second Poltergeist remake continues to develop.