‘Pet Sematary’ Back From the Dead With Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (EXCLUSIVE)

'Pet Sematary' Remake Digs Director Juan
Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the Paramount horror remake

No stranger to ghouls and ghosts, “28 Weeks Later” director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo looks ready to return to the horror genre as he’s in talks to helm Paramount’s remake of “Pet Sematary.”

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the remake to the 1989 horror classic along with Steven Schneider. Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich wrote the script.

The original “Pet Sematary” was based on the Stephen King novel and followed a family that moves into a new home next to a cemetery with powers that allow the creatures buried in it to come back from the dead.

The original brought in $57 million on only a $11 million budget, which led to the 1992 sequel starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards.

The UTA-repped Fresnadillo most recently directed “Intruders” starring Clive Owen.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 5

Leave a Reply

5 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Ericka says:

    UGH. Yet ANOTHER mindless remake. There really is no more talent in Hollywood. No original ideas. Its lets remake this and remake that and we will put a little twist in it so the morons watching it will think its different. How bout coming up with new ideas and quit pilfering. Off someone elses fame. BTW I hate hate hate Ethan Hawk.

  2. Grace Baine says:

    Grace Baine being casted as the pet slasher nurse back from the dead in pet semetary? or the maid cleaning up the messy pets on life time devious maids

  3. alsd says:

    Great director! And I agree with the Max Von Sydow casting proposal. It’s good news because this novel really was in need of a new film. Much more than Carrie. Next good news would be a good Apocalypse or Tommyknockers series. Maybe AMC? Just dreaming awake…

  4. Eli Wells says:

    Max Von Sydow needs to play Jud Crandall !!!!!

  5. cadavra says:

    Having apparently run out of John Carpenter films to remake, they’ve now turned to Stephen King. People, did we learn nothing from CARRIE?

More Film News from Variety

Loading