Could Sam Raimi Helm “Poltergeist”? No

Earlier this week came word that “Rise of the Guardians” scribe David Lindsay-Abaire was the latest name to have a crack at the script for the “Poltergeist” reboot that’s been in development for many years.

Now, THR has posted up an interview with Lindsay-Abaire which includes the following and unexpected key phrasing:

He’s penning the script for a remake of Poltergeist, to be directed by Sam Raimi, who he reveals was originally supposed to direct the big-screen adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole before a scheduling conflict got in the way.

Could Sam Raimi be stepping into Steven Spiel… I’m sorry I meant Tobe Hopper’s shoes and direct a remake of the 1982 supernatural classic?

Update: Lindsay-Abaire has since tweeted the following – “Horse’s Mouth here. I never said Raimi was directing. That would be awesome, but alas it’s not.”