Pet Sematary Remake is Still Alive

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We’ve known for a while now that Paramount is looking to remake the 1980s horror movie “Pet Semetary”, based on the novel by Stephen King. The last we heard, “1408” writer Matthew Greenberg had landed the gig of writing a new script, but that was last year. Yesterday, the LATimes is confirming that the remake is still very much happening, with the studio now actively “seeking a high-level director” to take on the project.

The original centered around a family and a cursed Indian burial ground where things that are buried there tend to come back to life. When the family’s young son is killed, the grieving father decides to test that theory out with predictably horrific results.

It’s a no-brainer that Paramount is once again putting feelers out on the remake, with King suddenly an “in” name once more in Hollywood. Ron Howard is moving full-steam on the big-screen adaptation of King’s “The Dark Tower” books and King’s “The Stand” is heading to the big screen. There are also a half dozen or so King-related properties working their way around the TV networks. Meaning, of course, that if you’ve got a King property in the closet somewhere, it’s time to dust them off.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    This was the first King book I read. I loved it and it completely creeped me out. The film was decent, but the only thing that really messed me up was the seeing the wife’s sister in the flashback, creepy. Gage creeped me out when he first comes back but not so much after that. The description of him in the book terrified me.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Hard to make a demon kid scary in the movies. I chuckled at him the same way I did the ghost kid from the Grudge movies.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Best part is after the father drugs him and he’s walking down the hallway, bumping into the wall going “No fair! NOFAIR NO FAIR NO FAIR!” Then he cries and dies. LOL. With the right make up and Cg they could make Gage trully horrifying. In the book the boy’s head was taken clean off and sewn back on for the funeral, so it lulled from side to side when he walked and couldnt hold it upright. Awesome description and it creeps me out to this day.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Ha! I’m laughing just remembering it. King’s stories are always funny to me. They read pretty scary, but they never seem to translate very well to movies. There was that movie about a killer car, the one about the killer rabid dog, the one about killer slugs from outer space, and the one about the killer spider in the sewer. The problem with his stories is that what you imagine are always scarier than when they try to actually make the damn things, then your realize, “Oh wait, it’s a big giant spider that lives in the sewers. WTF?”

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Ha! I’m laughing just remembering it. King’s stories are always funny to me. They read pretty scary, but they never seem to translate very well to movies. There was that movie about a killer car, the one about the killer rabid dog, the one about killer slugs from outer space, and the one about the killer spider in the sewer. The problem with his stories is that what you imagine are always scarier than when they try to actually make the damn things, then your realize, “Oh wait, it’s a big giant spider that lives in the sewers. WTF?”

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Ha! I’m laughing just remembering it. King’s stories are always funny to me. They read pretty scary, but they never seem to translate very well to movies. There was that movie about a killer car, the one about the killer rabid dog, the one about killer slugs from outer space, and the one about the killer spider in the sewer. The problem with his stories is that what you imagine are always scarier than when they try to actually make the damn things, then your realize, “Oh wait, it’s a big giant spider that lives in the sewers. WTF?”