New 'Pet Sematary' Re-Adaptation Coming Together at Paramount
Another day, another remake. There are so many horror remakes/re-adaptations/reboots in the works right now, I can't keep count, but yet again we have another to add to the list. 24 Frames says that screenwriter Matthew Greenberg (Halloween H20, Reign of Fire, 1408) is finally turning in his script for the remake of Pet Sematary - or rather re-adaptation, as Greenberg went to Stephen King's novel again. Last year we knew that he'd been hired, but they add that Paramount is currently looking for "high-level directors" to get attached to this project. It's not much of an update, but it sounds like they're hoping to get going fairly soon.
The original Pet Sematary movie, directed by Mary Lambert and starring Fred Gwynne, told the story of a family that moves to rural Maine and discovers a pet cemetery nearby that lies on an ancient burial ground. I just watched Pet Sematary for my first time last October and it was one of the few horror films I watched around then that really stuck with me, totally got into my mind, it was just creepy and incredibly well made, especially because of King's script. It's one of those seminal classics that kids dare each other to watch. This remake/redo has been around for a while, once even attracting the attention of George Clooney, but this new iteration is getting a completely new team. We'll let you know when they find a director for this. Worried?