Just in time for the spooky season, it was recently announced that a new TV series based on the 1980s hit ‘Poltergeist’ is in early development over at Amazon MGM Studios. In an article by Variety, it was revealed that Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will serve as executive producers on behalf of Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Television.
Having Amblin behind the TV series is great news considering they are the original film company behind the first popular film. Poltergeist was originally released in 1982 and was directed by legendary, Tobe Hooper of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film. The film has a cult following and has two sequels.
The first film earned roughly $121 million worldwide with a reported budget of $10.7 million. It was nominated for three Academy Awards. No writers are attached to the project, but it was reported that the TV series will take place in the same world as the films. Stay tuned for further news and watch out for poltergeists when your out tonight. Or you hear a weird nose in your kitchen at 2 AM.
Check out the original trailer from 1982 below.
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