Greenberg Pens New “Pet Sematary”

After success with “1408”, scribe Matthew Greenberg is adapting another Stephen King property, the “Pet Sematary” remake at Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

This long-gestating new adaptation of King’s 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 the 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.

Paramount previously adapted the book in 1989 starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. George Clooney at one time was apparently circling this remake.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are producing the new version.