marc-streitenfeldMarc Streitenfeld has recently composed the music for the upcoming Poltergeist remake. The film is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember) and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie Dewitt, Jared Harris, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements and Jane Adams. The movie follows the Bowen family, whose life is suddenly disrupted after a supernatural force takes over their home and begins terrorizing them. David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Oz the Great and Powerful, Robots) has written the screenplay. Sam Raimi & Robert Tapert (Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell, The Grudge) are producing the project for Ghost House Pictures, alongside Roy Lee (The Lego Movie, Dark Water). The original Poltergeist movie and its sequel featured music by Jerry Goldsmith. Poltergeist is set to be released on July 24, 2015 by 20th Century Fox.

Streitenfeld who previously scored such films as American Gangster, Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Grey and Body of Lies also recently scored the pilot for the Amazon Studios drama Hand of God, which has been picked up to series last month.

  1. Max Waxman says:

    “The original Poltergeist movies and its sequels featured music by Jerry Goldsmith.” You may want to change “movies” to “movie” and add the name Joe Renzetti because Goldsmith only scored one sequel, not more than one.

  2. Mr. Big says:

    I’m sure his work will be just as good, if not better than Jerry Goldsmith’s original score.

    • Tiago Rangel says:

      This was a joke, right?

      • BB says:

        My dear, to reproduce the style or overcome some of Jerry Goldsmith score, it would take 100 Remotes Control. This to make a simple score! Does not exist in Hollywood as fully and as creative as composer Jerry Goldsmith was. He was a complete artist because, in addition to writing the notes, had absolute control over his music. Never, ever that Marc will overcome the two scores Poltergeist

    • dunster says:

      I was gonna say! Not to denigrate the new score, but Mr. Goldsmith leaves some very large shoes to fill.

  3. LClark says:

    As if this movie really needed to be remade. Remakes don’t have very good track records unless they are done by a top notch director like Stephen Spielberg.

    The remake of Halloween really sucked, as did The Day the Earth Stood Still. I can name countless others.

    You’d better do a hell of a good job, and don’t do any sex scenes that stupid fly-by-night directors seem so fond of. That doesn’t help the movie.

  4. BB says:

    Since Sam Raimi is producing it, he should have called the Roque Baños

  5. Sean says:

    His score to Prometheus was effective. The beauty of Poltergeist was the melodies and the pacing. Good luck.