Rumorville: Jurassic Park ‘Reboot,’ Poltergeist Remake a ‘Sequel’

This week has yielded some rumor-ish buzz regarding two properties (touched by Steven Spielberg) that are returning to the screen.  Let’s tackle Jurassic Park 4 first, shall we?  Sam Neill spoke to The Dominion Post about the sequel and told the outlet: “I’m told it’s a big reboot, a total re-jig.”

Let’s put this in perspective, because there are a couple of ways this can go.  Some can see this as “they’re remaking Jurassic Park!” But I can assure you, they’re not. That’s not in the cards and never has been (I’ve seen a taste of what they may be cooking up).  Or, you can see this as Neill misconstruing the term “reboot.”  It’s very possible he just means to say the next story kicks off an all-new story arc with new characters.  

So, just keep things in perspective.

Meanwhile, the Poltergeist redo is gaining momentum with Monster House director Gil Kenan on board and there must be some script or casting paperwork floating around town because some folks are getting the details on what’s to come.

According to Moviehole, the redo is actually a bit of a sequel:

Firstly, the Kenan-directed Raimi-produced reboot – much like the “Evil Dead” remake – exists in the same world as the previous “Poltergeist” films. So while it is a ‘reboot’ of the franchise, it’s also somewhat of a sequel – taking place years after the Freeling’s were ran out of town.

In one scene in the new film, the kids’ find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it – they find some of the Freeling’s possessions, intentionally left behind. There’s the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie’s room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.

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