9 Dec – Horror and fantasy auteur Guillermo del Toro has a dream project that he would love to do - that is adapting one of Stephen King's most beloved title, "Pet Sematary".
The filmmaker, known for movies like "The Shape of Water", "Crimson Peak" and "Pan's Labyrinth", recently shared in a Stephen King-themed podcast, "The Kingcast" that adapting the said 1983 novel would be a great project for him, especially after becoming a parent himself.
"For me, the best scene in that book is when [Louis] opens Gage's coffin, and for a second he thinks the head is gone, because this black fungi from the grave has grown like a fuzz over the kid's face," he said. "I think you cannot spare those details and think that you're honouring that book. One of the things I thought about Pet Sematary that we would do in post is when the dead return, when Gage returns, I'd spend an inordinate amount of money taking out the sheen from his eyes. So that the eyes are dull."
While del Toro is deliberating whether or not he will adapt the novel, fans of the filmmaker can enjoy his next title, "Nightmare Alley", which will be released on 17 December.