David Lindsay-Abaire offered POLTERGEIST writing gig

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 8th, 2011

Because when I think of who should write a horror film remake, I think of the man behind a deeply moving familial drama.

Joking aside, that is apparently the case over at MGM, as Vulture is reporting that the studio has offered writer David Lindsay-Abaire (RABBIT HOLE) the writing gig for their upcoming remake of the film POLTERGEIST.

The report also reveals that while he has not taken the job yet, the studio is willing to let him have full creative control over the film’s screenplay, so this could very much happen. With both RISE OF THE GUARDIANS and OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL set to feature his name in the credits as the writer for those respective films, Lindsay-Abaire is definitely a hot commodity in the world of screenwriting, particularly after his stunning script for RABBIT HOLE.

Personally, while I find the remake of this film to be utterly ridiculous, the idea of a man with experience in the writing of familial relationships taking on a remake of POLTERGEIST is definitely interesting. More on this as it comes.

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