Sometimes, reboots are better…
Over the past couple of months, filmmaker Andy Muschietti and his sister/business partner Barbara Muschietti, have been lobbying hard to helm a Pet Sematary remake for Paramount. Considering they’re last project, an adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, has been a resounding critical success (not to mention a record breaker in terms of box office draw) it seemed like an easy decision. A Pet Sematary remake is something horror fans have been clamoring for years for, after all.
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Well, there’s good news of fans, but bad news for the Muschietti siblings. A Pet Sematary remake is moving forward, but with another creative duo at the wheel. Variety got the exclusive:
“Starry Eyes” helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer have been tapped to direct a “Pet Sematary” remake at the studio. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the remake to the 1989 horror classic, which was directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, along with Steven Schneider. Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich wrote the script.
Obviously, this project is still in its infancy, so anything can happen. Still, after the success of IT, Paramount may be anxious to ride the Stephen King resurgence, meaning Pet Sematary could get the fast track. Time will tell. We’ll keep our ears to the ground to bring you additional details as news emerges. Stay tuned!
Peep the trailers for 1989’s Pet Sematary and 2014’s Starry Eyes below.
Official Synopsis: Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis’ son, Gage (Miko Hughes), dies tragically, Louis decides to bury the boy’s body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis’ visions of a deceased patient.
Official Synopsis: A woman’s pursuit of Hollywood stardom puts her on a collision course with a satanic cult.
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