Stephen King adaptations are getting greenlit in Hollywood thanks to the phenomenal success of films like IT and Gerald’s Game. So a remake of one of King’s most popular works was inevitable.
According to Variety, Paramount is looking to adapt Stephen King’s Pet Semetary to the big screen with executive producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Mark Vahradian (Daredevil). Pet Semetary was adapted to the screen in 1989 with Mary Lambert at the helm from a script written by King. The new adaptation of the novel will be written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and David Kajganich (The Invasion).
Paramount has tapped directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) to direct the film about a family who moves into a new home only to discover that it is close to a cemetery endowed with the ability to bring creatures back from the dead.
With the success of IT, Paramount has been working to try to get more adaptations into production. The duo’s next film is a sequel to the horror hit Mama.
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