They're herrrrrre!And they're being remaaaaaaaade!!! The Poltergeist remake has found two screenwriters willing to build their story on ancient (circa. 1982) screenplay burial ground. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White will be taking the Freelings through their latest encounter with ghosts who pull little girls into the TV. The original is a classic that still scares me (I hate clowns...) and I'm disgusted that this is even being considered. Especially since, according to an episode of True Hollywood Story, the Poltergeist series is cursed. Since I can't stop them from making it, I can at least hope CNN's kidnap-happy Nancy Grace has a cameo.
So many movie casts were changed or announced today that we couldn't help but take notice:
Howard in Terminator? It sounds like Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to replace Charlotte Gainsbourg as Kate Connor, the wife of hero John Connor, in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. My initial, shallow reaction: What's with all the redheads in various Terminator projects? Upon further thought, though, I can't help thinking that when the casting choices are as different as Gainsbourg and Howard (physically, as actors, and in their film choices), it's hard to believe the story they're selling, that this is due to the possible actors' strike creating conflicts for Gainsbourg. Also, isn't it about time we stopped referring to Howard as Ron Howard's daughter or, even more insulting to both Howards, as Opie's kid? I think they've both risen above those pigeonholes by now.