Twitch writes that Paramount is in talks with Alex Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension, Piranha 3D) about their long-gestured Pet Sematary, the remake of the Stephen King adaptation from 1989. We’ve checked with our own sources close to the project for additional word. We’ll update as soon as it arrives.
The project resurfaced in February with word that producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider were armed with a script by Matt Greenberg (1408, Reign of Fire).
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.