Fresnadillo To Helm “Pet Semetery” Remake

“Carrie” isn’t the only Stephen King novel getting a second big screen adaptation it would seem.

Filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later,” “Intruders”) is returning to the horror genre as he is set to direct the remake of “Pet Sematary” at Paramount Pictures.

The original 1983 novel follows a family who move to a small Maine town along a highway often used by high-speed trucks. Nearby lies a pet cemetery and further beyond that an ancient indian burial ground which can resurrect the dead, but those who come back aren’t quite right.

When their toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the grieving father uses that power – but at the cost of several lives and his own sanity. The book was previously adapted into a quite successful film in 1989 starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne.

Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich wrote the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are producing.

Source: Variety