"It" director eyeing another Stephen King remake
Writer: Farah Hanis
"Pet Sematary" has been adapted for the big screen back in 1989, starring Dale Midkiff
and Denise Crosby.
22 Sep – After the success of "It", it seems that the Muschietti siblings are now looking into adapting another well-known Stephen King tale.
Director Andy Muschietti and his sister, producer Barbara Muschietti, have always loved King's "Pet Sematary" and are now expressing their interest in remaking it for the big screen, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"My affection for "Pet Sematary" will go on until I die. I will always dream about the possibility of making a movie," the director said.
First published in 1983, the horror novel was later adapted into a movie by Mary Lambert in 1989, which starred Dale Midkiff and Denise Crosby as young parents who moved in next to a haunted cemetery.
A sequel followed in 1992, but it never did have the success of its precedent.
With Paramount Pictures still holding the film rights to the novel, the siblings are in for some competition as back in 2015, "Pacific Rim's" Guillermo del Toro has tweeted saying that he "would kill to make it on film".
"We'll see who gets to it first. But it is the first Stephen King book that we read, and it's something that has been a great love, because it is possibly King's most personal book," Barbara added.
"I really hope we can do it. But if we do, we have to do it justice, like we did with "It". The versions we read in the past years, the scripts we've read, have not been, in our opinion, representative of the book."
But before they can do anything for "Pet Sematary", Andy Muschietti would most likely have to first tie up the ends for "It". The sequel, "It: Chapter 2", is set to focus on the return of the now-grown The Losers' Club to put an end to evil entity Pennywise.
Cinema Online, 22 September 2017