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Matt Greenberg, who co-wrote the Stephen King adaptation 1408, is is taking an updated version of King’s “Pet Sematary.” Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are producing the film at Paramount.

The following is how the 1983 book is described:

The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.

Paramount brought the book to life in 1989, with a feature version adapted by King that starred Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne.