Ahh! 28 Weeks Later director bringing Pet Sematary back from the dead

It seems the world just can’t get enough of Stephen King. The latest book-turned-film up for the reboot treatment? Pet Sematary.

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has signed on to bring King’s horror classic back to the big screen, scaring a whole new generation with stories of zombie pets and undead shenanigans. 

For those unfamiliar (read the book, you won’t regret it), the story follows a family that moves to a new home beside a cemetery that has the ability to bring dead things back to life. A previous 1989 film version was a solid hit, and the book remains a horror mainstay to this day. So, yeah, not much of a surprise the studio would go back to the well.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Constantine, Transformers) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity) will produce the script, which was written by Matt Greenberg (1408) and David Kajganich (The Invasion).

Sure, you have to wonder if we really need another version of this story, but Fresnadillo knows his way around a good scare — so this could at least make for a fun ride. What do you think? Should they just leave well enough alone, or bring this one back from the dead?

(Via Variety)

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