Pet Sematary Remake Gets New Directors


With Stephen King adaptations currently becoming the hot “new” thing in Hollywood, another long-gestating project based on King’s work is heading back into active development at Paramount. We’ve been hearing about a possible remake of Pet Sematary for over a decade now with directors such as Alexandre Aja and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo previously rumoured for the project. The project didn’t quite come together at the time but now following the success of It, Paramount has been meeting with directors again and they have apparently settled on a new creative team. This time it will be not one but two directors getting behind the camera: Starry Eyes duo Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to Variety, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer will direct a Pet Sematary remake for Paramount. In addition to directing the 2014 film Starry Eyes, they have also recently helmed a few episodes of Scream: The TV Series and a segment in the anthology film Holidays. The two filmmakers supposedly beat out a handful of other contenders including Sean Carter (Keep Watching) and Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down).

The latest version of the script was written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash, True Story), both of whom have also penned other upcoming horror remakes with Jacob’s Ladder and Suspiria respectively. The original Pet Sematary was directed by Mary Lambert and was a hit back in 1989, although it definitely left plenty of room for improvement. Are you looking forward to a Pet Sematary remake?

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