Sony's upcoming remake of MGM's 1982 ghost thriller "Poltergeist" will be greenlit by the studio following their "RoboCop" and "Child's Play" remakes:
Directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written/produced by Steven Spielberg, the original "Poltergeist", set in a California suburb, focuses on a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family's youngest daughter :
"...'Steven' and 'Diane Freeling' live a quiet life in a California planned community called 'Cuesta Verde,' where Steven is a successful realtor and Diane is a housewife who cares for their children 'Dana', 'Robbie' and 'Carol Anne'.
'"Carol Anne awakens one night and begins conversing with the family's television set, which has started transmitting static following a sign-off. The following night, while the Freelings are sleeping, Carol Anne becomes fixated on the television set as it transmits static again.
"Suddenly, an apparition emerges from the television screen and vanishes into the wall, creating a violent earthquake within the house, to which Carol Anne announces 'They're here'..."
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