Three’s a charm, is it not? More shocking news in the world of horror tonight as the trades report that Face/Off scribes Mike Werb and Michael Colleary have been tapped to disinter Pet Sematary for Paramount Pictures, a remake of the classic Stephen King adaptation. Read on for the details.
Variety reports that Paramount has signed the screenwriting team to script a remake of the horror thriller, based on Stephen King’s story of a family moving to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground, for Par-based Alphaville to produce.
King also wrote the screenplay for Paramount’s 1989 release, directed by Mary Lambert and starring Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne. That pic, which carried the tagline “sometimes dead is better,” grossed more than $57 million domestically.
The scribes, who got together after Werb wrote spec “The Mask,” most recently wrote the pilot for the small-screen version of “S.W.A.T.” for Sony Pictures Television and Original and the sci-fi drama “Alien Prison” for Columbia Pictures with Red Wagon.