31 Oct – "Pet Sematary" shares many similarities with this year's massive horror hit "It", with both finding roots from being a Stephen King novel and having been previously adapted into a feature film in the past.
Now a new addition can be added to the list as "Pet Sematary" has just been confirmed for a remake and has also landed a pair of directors.
Variety brought words that the director team of thriller "Starry Eyes" – Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch – has just been roped in by Paramount Pictures to breathe new life into the King classic.
Having won the 2014 Boston Underground Film Festival's Best Feature, "Starry Eyes" is credited as a stepping stone for both Widmyer and Kolsch after catching the eyes of many studio executives.
Published in 1983, "Pet Sematary" follows the Creed family as they move into a new house that lay near the eerie Pet Sematary, where legends has it that all creatures buried there come back to life.
The best-selling novel was first brought to the big screen in 1989 under the helm of Mary Lambert with a screenplay by King and Steven Schneider, grossing an impressive USD57 million on a USD11 million budget.
A sequel starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards was also made in 1992, but met with less commercial success.
Many filmmakers have previously shown interest in remaking the horror classic, with names including Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later"), Guillermo del Toro ("Crimson Peak") and Andy Muschietti ("It").