28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is currently in talks with Paramount Pictures to remake Stephen King's classic horror story, Pet Sematary. The studio has been looking to get the movie made for a few years now, but apparently they are finally ready to get it into production.
Pet Sematary is one of my favorite horror stories from King, and I loved the original film that was made back in 1989. That thing scarred the living shit out of me when I was a kid! The story is about a family that moves into a new home next to an indian burial ground that has powers that cause the creatures buried in it to come back from the dead. Only they don't come back the same. As Judd would say, "Sometimes dead is better."
There's no word on whether they will use the script written by Matthew Greenberg, who also wrote the big screen adaptation of King's 1408.
I'm still a little wary of remakes, but they seem to be getting a little better these days. Fresnadillo is a solid director that might actually do something good with it, but we'll see.