A potential prequel to 2019’s Pet Sematary is in the works at Paramount with Lindsey Beer tapped to direct. Deadline broke the news this morning.
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According to Deadline, it was important for producers to pass the torch to a female director:
“The classic 1989 adaptation made history with Mary Lambert directing the pic and its 1992 follow-up and it was important to studio execs to go back to the films roots and have a female filmmaker at the helm. Beer has wanted to jump into the directing the chair and saw this as a perfect opportunity. Beer also wrote the latest script based off a draft by Jeff Buhler.”
The 2019 remake directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer centered on Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, who relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. They soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.
The film sports a 57% rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Pet Sematary takes its source material in a few different directions, but this remake feels like an exhuming almost as often as it does a revival.
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