Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Finds Directors

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A remake of the 1989 film based on the Stephen King classic is in the works.

Another famous Stephen King classic will be returning to the big screen in Pet Sematary.

A remake of the 1989 feature, the new film has landed Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to direct the film or Paramount, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Considering the success of It and other recent releases of the theatrically released The Dark Tower; (recently cancelled) The Mist, 1922, and Mr. Mercedes, which were adapted for TV; and Gerald’s Game on Netflix, there’s been plenty of interest in King’s works.

Based on the novel of the same name, Pet Semetary follows a family, who moves to home near a dangerous roadway and sacred burial ground. A series of tragedies upsets the balance between the living and the dead. The original starred Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. The success of the 1989 film spawned an ill-fated sequel.

Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich wrote the script for remake. Two major filmmakers, who have expressed interest included Guillermo del Toro and It filmmaker Andy Muschietti.

“My affection for Pet Semetary will go on until I die,” Muschietti said. “I will always dream about the possibility of making a movie.”

Barbara Muschietti, Andy’s sister and It producer added, “It is the first Stephen King book that we read, and it’s something that has been a great love, because it is possibly King’s most personal book. You can imagine his young family. What will you do to be able to keep your family? How far would you go?”

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Tom Chang
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