Trades: Poltergeist, Jonah, Chuck

“Vadim Perelman (“House of Sand and For”) is apparently in heavy talks to helm the remake of “Poltergeist” for MGM…” (full details)

“Pre-production will begin January 2009 before principal photography gets underway in March 2009 in either Louisiana, Georgia or Arizona on the “Jonah Hex” film. Despite Thomas Jane’s mockup, “Crank” directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor say they don’t see him in the role despite their fondness for the actor…” (full details)

“NBC will pick up nine additional episodes of its sophomore drama “Chuck” to provide the series with a full-season order for 2008-09. “Chuck” premieres its new season on Monday, September 29 (8-9 p.m. ET).”