This is part of what I hate about Hollywood. With the Poltergeist reboot trailer about to drop any day now, I wonder why anyone is remaking a movie that doesn’t particularly need it. Tobe Hooper’s (or Steven Spielberg’s, depending upon whom you ask) haunted house thriller is not only one of the better movies it its type, but its aged pretty well too.
Then there’s the person that was chosen to direct: Gil Kenan. So far he’s done two films, Monster House and City Of Ember, neither of which in my eyes making him a good choice for the reboot (despite obvious parallels to Poltergeist and Monster House).
There are SO many bad movies that would warrant a reboot, yet for some reason they start with the (potential) ruining of a classic.