The internet was abuzz yesterday with a report that Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell) was going to direct a reboot of the horror classic Poltergeist, but now the plot seems to have thickened.
The Hollywood Reporter originally reported that Raimi would be directing a remake of the 1982 Poltergeist, which follows a family plagued by ghosts. The tidbit came in a larger story about Rise of the Guardians, chatting with Guardians and Poltergeist writer David Lindsay-Abaire.
@scottfeinberg Hey Scott, one clarification. I didn't actually say Raimi was DIRECTING Poltergeist.That'd be great, but it's not the case.— David Lindsay-Abaire (@lindsayabaire) October 18, 2012
Consider our hearts broken, because Raimi showed he still has the right stuff just a few years ago with his stellar Drag Me to Hell, and we were psyched to see what he could do reimagining a classic.
Several decades into his career, with a ton of hits under his belt, it seems Raimi is content to produce (such as the upcoming reboot of his own Evil Dead) and pass on his wisdom to a new generation of young directors.
What do you think? Would you prefer Raimi get his fingerprints on several projects, or dig in and direct just a handful?