It looks like another horror remake is gaining steam, hot on the heels of Halloween because the horror news never stops.
‘I don’t wanna be buried… in a Pet Sematary…’ but I’m not sure of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo who is in talks to tackle the new Pet Sematary, a remake of the original 1989 film, based on Stephen King‘s horror novel.
A project has been kicking around for the past several years, and had Alexandre Aja attached to direct a few months later. Matt Goldberg (1408) and David Kajganich (The Invasion) wrote the latest version of the screenplay. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing along with Steven Schneider.
No story details have been released. Paramount Pictures has yet to announce production schedule.
The original film focuses on the Creed family who moves in next to a cemetery, which they discover has amazing and sinister powers. The threat of that power soon becomes undeniable as the creatures buried there begin to come back from the dead. The thriller was a box office hit and spawned the 1992 sequel definitely not worth watching.
Can the 28 Weeks Later director ensure that Pet Semetary has the film treatment it deserves? He’s been attached to two other remakes, The Crow and Highlander, and neither of those have worked out.
Check out the trailer to the original film, with Stephen King himself in it.