Once set for the middle of summer, the Poltergeist reboot has now moved up to next month and 20th Century Fox have delivered a new full-length trailer. Backed by producer Sam Raimi, director Gil Kenan (Monster House) helms the contemporary version, once again following a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.

“Whenever someone approaches material that’s so beloved, there’s a reflexive reaction to be worried,” Kenan recently said. “It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We’re working to make a Poltergeist film that lives up to the original’s legacy.” He adds, “Unlike the traditional horror film, I wanted to put together a cast to give weight and reality to these characters. It’s the way to anchor the family. It’s such an emotional story at the core. Parents fighting to get their child back from the beyond.”

Featuring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams, with a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), check out the new trailer and poster below.


Poltergeist opens on May 22nd.

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