PET SEMATARY Remake Back From The Dead

Sometimes unremade is better.

It’s been a while since we heard about a pending remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, but the LA Times says that a script is being handed in and shopped around to directors. The script is from Matthew Greenberg, who wrote the King adaptation 1408 (which is one of the few King films I have not seen!).

You’ll remember that Pet Sematary is about a pet burial ground where the interred do not stay dead. The movie version was about Herman Munster himself, Fred Gwynne, adopting a molasses-thick Maine accent, and about Tasha Yar having half a face. It’s one of the better King books and it’s actually one of my favorite King movies; it’s not particularly great or anything, but I feel like the tone is right. It’s certainly the best Mary Lambert film.

Somewhere out there Dale Midkiff is calling his agent, hoping to land the Gwynn role in this version.