“Starry Eyes” helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer have reportedly been tapped to direct the remake of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” for Paramount PIctures.
“1408” scribe Matthew Greenberg was brought on to pen this new adaptation about 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 with a film starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are producing the new version.