“PET SEMATARY” remake digs up a director


A return visit to the PET SEMATARY has been in the works for a while, and it looks like a filmmaker has been chosen for the new film version of Stephen King’s best seller.

Variety reports that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is close to landing the gig at the helm of the new PET SEMATARY for Paramount (which was also behind Mary Lambert’s 1989 original film, pictured above, and its 1992 sequel) and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider. The new script was written by Matt Greenberg, whose credits include the King flick 1408 and HALLOWEEN: H20, and THE INVASION’s David Kajganich. Fresnadillo first won notice for his Spanish thriller INTACTO, and went on to direct 28 WEEKS LATER and INTRUDERS.

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