Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY Remake Finds It’s Directors
It’s good to be king and the king is having one hell of a good year. One King classic that’s getting remade and is Pet Sematary. The original film was made in 1988. We learned from the gang at Deadline that Paramount is currently cutting a deal with Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the team that directed the 2014 thriller Starry Eyes, for them to write and direct the remake.
Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis’ son, Gage (Miko Hughes), dies tragically, Louis decides to bury the boy’s body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis’ visions of a deceased patient.