Stephen King Horror ‘Pet Sematary’ Will Be Remade With Juan Carlos Fresnadillo At the Helm

November 1st, 2013


Horror fans rejoice! The classic 1984 horror story by Stephen King Pet Sematary gets a green light for a remake with Jaun Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) set to direct. The novel was originally nominated for a World Fantasy Novel Award.

Pet Sematary, tells the frightening story of a young family that moves to a new home in Maine, where the father has gotten a job teaching at the local university. They are befriended by a neighbor who informs them that their home borders on a mystical graveyard, used mostly by kids for their dead pets, but that anything buried there comes back to life – with horrifying consequences. They are also warned to stay clear of the highway that carries fast moving trucks and is has a reputation for fatal accidents.

The original 1989 Pet Sematary was made for a mere $11 million, with a return of $57 million. The enthusiasm spawned a  1992 Pet Sematary 2, starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards that saw moderate profits.

With the horror genre enjoying a surge in popularity, Paramount and producer Lorenzo Bonaventura (Transformers, GI Joe: Retaliation) feel confident. The script is by Matt Greenberg (1408, Reign of Fire) and David Kajganich (The Invasion, Blood Creek).

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