No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a family that moves to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground that's said to resurrect anyone who's buried in it.
Di Bonaventura Pictures
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (in talks)
- Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) is in talks to direct.
- Despite previous reports that the film is aiming for a PG-13 rating, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says that's unlikely, though hasn't exactly ruled it out either. Writer Matt Greenberg is currently working on the script and is reportedly going to "try some new things in the first couple drafts and see how it plays."
- The latest scribe to tackle the script is Matthew Greenberg, who also adpated King's 1408 for the big screen.
- Scripter David Kajganich (Blood Creek, Invasion) was quoted saying he turned in an early draft of the script during a time where the studio was going through a regime change, and a new executive wanted the project to appeal to a younger audience (for instance, we'd see a teenaged Ellie as the main character). David couldn't stand behind that idea, so got out of his contract and left the project.
- Alphaville Films was originally set to produce.
- Paramount Pictures, who put out the original film, are also putting this out.
- At one point George Clooney was rumored to be considered as the lead.
- Mike Werb and Michael Colleary (Face/Off duo) were originally scripting this.
- Although it was announced (and follows the spelling in the book and previous film) as Pet Sematary, the correct spelling would be Pet Cemetery.
- Stephen King wrote the screenplay for the original film.
- In development since the early start of the new century.
- Based on the Stephen King story and a remake of the 1989 movie.
A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.