With the film “IT” Taking the box office by storm, it’s safe to say that the Stephen King renaissance is alive and poppin right now. With that comes the look into his other works. Pet Semetary for one HAS to be a film in any horror fans collection. Now Paramount is capitalizing on anything KING by working on Pet Semetary next. Find out the details below.
Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has dug up two Pet Sematary directors, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, for the remake of the 1989 original. The pair are best known for their critically-acclaimed 2014 indie horror film Starry Eyes, as well as the anthology Holidays and MTV’s Scream series.
Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Jacob’s Ladder remake) and David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash, Suspiria remake) penned the current Pet Sematary script, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing alongside Alexandra Loewy, who is executive producing for Paramount.
King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary tells the story of a Northeastern pet cemetery built on a Native American burial ground and home to a monstrous, supernatural Wendigo. The story was previously adapted for the screen in 1989 with an unsuccessful sequel, Pet Sematary Two, following in 1992.
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