There have been rumors whispering for quite some time that a ‘Pet Sematary’ remake was being put out by Paramount Pictures. At one point Alexandre Aja (‘Horns’, Piranha 3D’) was apparently set to helm the film though that plan apparently has long been buried. It looks as if there’s life in the old girl yet as it was recently announced that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (’28 Week Later’) is set to direct the film and it would soon be moving forward.
Is ‘Pet Sematary’ finally going to be returning to the living? Well, with a director announced, it is a good point to get your hopes up. While I was a huge fan of Fresnadillo’s work on ’28 Weeks Later’, he hasn’t had a great track record at sticking with projects since then. In the past year he’s left the reboot of ‘The Crow‘, ‘The Highlander‘, an has said that ‘Bioshock‘ “is a project that is on hold right now.”
With having left 2 reboots and having another film being on hold indefinitely I’m not sure I like the odds of Stephen King’s novel getting a remake anytime soon. Hopefully, ‘Pet Cemetary will break the trend. I’ve enjoyed his work that I’ve seen and this is a movie I’d actually enjoy seeing redone, if done right. Stephen King bringing up resurrection with animals and more in a creepy setting is gold for material to work with. With Matt Greenberg (‘Seventh Son’, Mercy’) and David Kajganich (‘It‘) in the writing chair and this being one of King’s few films that could really be served well with a good update – I’m curious to see where they go with it.
If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a quick synopsis:
Sometimes dead is better….”
When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son — and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly cat. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth — more terrifying than death itself…and hideously more powerful.
What do you say? Are you ready to see some reanimated animals or should this piece of King’s work stay dead and buried?
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Source: Screen Crush