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Directors set for Paramount’s new “PET SEMATARY” movie

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After IT’s record-setting box-office figures, it was inevitable that Paramount Pictures’ long-mooted new film version of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY would get a jumpstart, and now the directors have been confirmed.

Variety reports that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, who broke into the horror scene with the much-praised STARRY EYES, will helm PET SEMATARY. Jeff Buhler (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) and David Kajganich wrote the script, from King’s tale of a father who discovers a graveyard that can resurrect the dead in the woods behind his Maine home. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider will produce. According to the trade, other filmmakers in contention to take on the project were Johannes Roberts (47 METERS DOWN) and Sean Carter, whose KEEP WATCHING has one-time only theatrical screenings tonight at 10 p.m. and is attached to another King project, SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN.

 

 

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.
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