Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Targets Stephen King’s Pet Sematary


In an announcement well-timed for Halloween, Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has hired 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct their upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.

Pet Sematary, which was released in 1983, tells the story of a Northeastern pet cemetery built on a Native American burial ground and home to a monstrous, supernatural Wendigo. The story was previously adapted for the screen in 1989 with a sequel, Pet Sematary Two, following in 1992.

The script for the new version arrives from Matthew Greenberg (who previously adapted King’s 1408) and David Kajganich (who has also done work on a new version of King’s It).