Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Direct 'Pet Sematary' Remake for Paramount
Though director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ended up falling away from the reboot of Highlander, the filmmaker has landed himself a different mulligan, this time in the horror genre. Variety has word that the 28 Weeks Later helmer is in talks to direct a remake of Pet Sematary for Paramount Pictures, based on Stephen King's horror novel. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, producer of G.I. Joe and Transformers franchises, will produce the remake of the 1989 film with a script from Matt Greenberg (Halloween: H20, 1408) and David Kajganich (The Invasion). It's not clear how the remake will update the original story.
For those who don't know, the original tale focused on a young family's home in Maine where there lies a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable as the creatures buried there begin to come back from the dead. This is the perfect news for Halloween (especially since we haven't heard about this remake for two years), and if you want to get even more acquainted with the film, the original is now available on Netflix Instant. The original film didn't feature any big stars, but this remake will likely attract some better known talent. Stay tuned.