Something new is being dug up for Pet Sematary...
Stephen King's world just keeps raining monies. You've got the Dark Tower (2017 )movie that was based on the book series, the It (2017) remake and now horror fans, it seems we will get yet another King project hitting the big screen... again. I say again because the last time we saw this movie was back in 1989 and since that was so long ago, it's time for a remake!
Paramount Pictures is looking to remake Pet Semetary and has gotten Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer as the directors. If you don't recognize the names, I'm sure you'll recognize the previous work they have done together. Like Starry Eyes (2014), Holidays (2016) and three episodes of the MTV's Scream series. They've got Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich to write the script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Alexandra Lowey fill in the producer spots.
If there's any IT (2017) fans reading this. Appeartaenly, after the seccuss of the IT remake, Andy Muschietti (director) and Barbara Muschietti (producer) mentioned they'd like to try their hand at a Pet Sematary remake, but Paramount (who owns the rights) already had other plans for the remake. So, let's hope Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer can pull off some Sematary magic.
Now, for those of us that can't remember that far back. Pet Sematary (1989) was directed by Mary Lambert and it was based on Stephen King's 1983 novel (same name), which funny enough King also wrote the screenplay for the movie. Then Mary Lambert returned to direct the sequel, Pet Sematary II (1992).
Pet Sematary (1989) was about "Louis and Rachel Creed, who discover the re-animating properties of an Indian burial ground behind their new house. Louis decides to bring back Ellie’s cat after it is killed on the road, but when a horrible tragedy strikes the family, they find out that “sometimes, dead is better.”
As we all know, remakes give people the chance to take the original story in a different direction. Or delve deeper into aspects that the original movie glossed over. I don't know what we'll get with this remake, but one way or another, I'm sure it'll be interesting...