For some time now, Sam Raimi, has been trying to make a reboot of Poltergeist. With the success of Evil Dead, it looks like he’ll be getting closer to that goal. The Poltergeist reboot will also serve as a sequel to the original, and it’s written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful) and directed by Gil Kenan. MovieHole was able to get some details on the upcoming project that explains more.

Firstly, the Kenan-directed Raimi-produced reboot – much like the Evil Dead remake – exists in the same world as the previous Poltergeist films. So while it is a “reboot” of the franchise, it’s also somewhat of a sequel – taking place years after the Freeling’s [sic] were ran out of town.

In one scene in the new film, the kids’ [sic] find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it – they find some of the Freeling’s possessions, intentionally left behind. There’s the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie’s room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.

Below is also a synopsis of the film.

the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead. Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.”” The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell is Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university.Her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.

Sounds interesting enough for me. That movie is plagued though, and I personally wouldn’t touch that franchise with a ten foot chainsaw. We’ll keep you posted as more Poltergeist reboot/sequel news comes here to DFAT!