Huge news as it’s been announced by Variety that Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the duo that directed the 2014 indie horror film Starry Eyes, have been tapped by Paramount to direct a new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary!
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No real details have been released aside from the fact that the script is by Jeff Buhler and that the film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider.
The King novel was already into a film in 1989 by Mary Lambert. That film starred Dale Midkiff, Miko Hughes, and Fred Gwynne.
Louis Creed and his wife Rachel move their two children into a home and soon learn there is a creepy Pet Sematary near their property, where legend has it that animals buried there come back to life. It starts with their cat being run over, and brought back, and it gets much worse when the reanimation attempt turns to humans, who don’t come back exactly as they were before.