The remake to Mary Lambert’s 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has been in the works for quite sometime over at Paramount, but what’s the latest progress? Well they’ve hired another writer- so I guess we’ll be waiting even longer. Read on for the story.
“Paramount has tapped horror specialist Dave Kajganich to pen its revival of “Pet Sematary,” produced by Alphaville.
Kajganich left his post as an English prof at Miami U. of Ohio last year after selling his spec “Town Creek” to Warner Bros. He’s also been hired to write the remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” for Warner and an update of 1979 ghost tale “The Changeling” for Focus Features.
Co-prexy Tom Jacobson and exec VP Brian Witten are overseeing for the studio.
Earlier this year Paramount hired the scripting team of Mike Werb and Michael Colleary to pen a reimagining of “Pet Sematary.” Studio released the original, based on Stephen King’s story of a family moving to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground, in 1989.
King also wrote the screenplay for the original, directed by Mary Lambert and starring Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne. That pic grossed over $57 million domestically.”