Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Resurrect Pet Sematary Remake

Miko Hughes in Pet Semetary (1989) Movie Image

Hey, fans of killer kids, it appears Paramount is still intent on pushing through with their planned remake of the Stephen King story “Pet Sematary”, and they’ve now set “28 Weeks Later’s” Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in the director’s chair.

“Piranha 3D’s” Alexandre Aja was previously attached to direct.

Pet Sematary (1989) Movie PosterOf course, Fresnadillo was also supposed to direct “The Crow” remake and the “Highlander” remake — until he wasn’t anymore. Fresnadillo must have a thing for remakes. Either that, or there are so many remakes floating around Hollywood these days, that it’s impossible to find an original movie idea anymore.


The original, based on the King novel of the same name, follows a doctor and his family, who moves into a new Maine town next to a cemetery with powers to bring back the dead. Except the people that come back aren’t exactly, you know, the same.

The 1989 original movie actually featured a screenplay by King himself, and starred Dale Midkiff as the doctor and Fred Gwynne as the old man who knows stuff. The film spawned a sequel in 1992 starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards, and was also directed by Mary Lambert.

Fans of “South Park” will Gwynne’s “the old man who knows stuff” character, because he’s popped up in at least, from my memory, three episodes of the show:

Via : Variety