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’1408′ Writer Returns to King Territory with ‘Pet Sematary’

Did they bury the last script to get this revival off the ground? Matthew Greenberg – who did a solid job adapting 1408 – will be penning yet another Stephen King adaptation, this time a remake of the 1989 chiller Pet Sematary (I can’t wait to see how many people spell this wrong). Published in 1983, King’s creeper tale centered on a family that trades the city life for the country life in Maine, then discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground. When the husband’s toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy’s body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form. Paramount brought the book to life in 1989, with a feature version adapted by King that starred Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity and James Wan’s forthcoming Insidious) is producing. Greenberg also penned Halloween: H20, Mimic, and the “Masters of Horror” episode The Fair Haired Child.