A few months ago, Andy Muschietti, the director of IT (read our review – here), expressed interested in remaking Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. However, it’s been reported recently by Deadline that the creators behind Starry Eyes will be taking it on instead.
Yes, the Starry Eyes writing and directing duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch are to remake Pet Sematary. This comes as no surprise since 2017 has been the year of King and quite a successful one. Hopefully, they do the film justice.
Personally, I’m not sure how to feel about this news. Although I’m a fan of Starry Eyes, Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary is hands down one of my favorite horror movies of all time. It’s also one of the only films to ever scare me. Definitely, something I hold close to my heart. I don’t think it needs a remake when many others could benefit from one.
The original synopsis for Pet Sematary:
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.
What do you think about this news? Excited for them to remake Pet Sematary or don’t want it to happen? I can’t imagine anyone else playing these iconic characters, but we shall see.