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'Poltergeist' lands 'Monster House' director Gil Kenan

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Poltergeist will be directed by Gil Kenan.

The Monster House director will join producer Sam Raimi on the remake, reports Deadline.

Poltergeist

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Image from 'Poltergeist'



Kenan has also directed City of Ember and is currently working on developing A Giant with Lava Bear and The Henson Company.

The original 1982 Poltergeist film starred Craig T Nelson and Jobeth Williams as parents whose family were menaced by evil spirits of the restless dead.

The film joins a series of forthcoming remakes of '80s classics including RoboCop, The Evil Dead and Short Circuit.

Nathan Kahane and Roy Lee are also attached to produce Poltergeist for MGM.

Watch a trailer for the original film below:

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