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David Lindsay-Abaire to Reimagine POLTERGEIST for MGM?


David Lindsay-Abaire has received commissions from South Coast Repertory, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Jerome Foundation, as well as awards from the Berilla Kerr Foundation, the Lincoln Center LeComte du Nuoy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, the Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival, and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival.

Will his next project come in the form of a remake of Poltergeist from MGM? According to New York Magazine, the writer is in talks with the film studio to reimagine the 1982 horror film.

Lindsay-Abaire confirmed that he was offered the project, but remains uncertain whether or not he'll make the decision take it on. 

Lindsay-Abaire's credits include Rabbit Hole, produced in 2006 with Cynthia Nixon, Tyne Daly, and John Slattery, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and subsequently made into a 2010 film, Kimberly Akimbo (2000), Wonder of the World (2000), Dotting and Dashing (1999), Snow Angel (1999), The L'il Plays (1997), and A Devil Inside (1997).

Lindsay-Abaire also has writing credit on two screenplays, Robots (2005) and Inkheart (2007). He was also nominated for two 2009 Tony Awards for the book and lyrics of Shrek the Musical and another this year for MTC's Good People, which finished its run on May 29th.

Read the NY Magazine article by clicking here.

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