Paramount is moving forward on a new adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel “Pet Sematary,” and the studio has picked indie horror movie duo Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer to direct, TheWrap has learned.
The “Pet Sematary” remake will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, with the screenplay written by Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich.
Originally published in 1983, the story follows a family in Maine who move next door to a cemetery that can bring creatures back from the dead. Widely regarded as one of King’s scariest novels, it was previously adapted for the 1989 horror film, also from Paramount, directed by Mary Lambert and written by King.
Kölsch and Widmyer previously helmed the 2014 SXSW cult hit “Starry Eyes,” notable for securing a sizable chunk of its funding via Kickstarter.
Variety first reported the hiring of Kölsch and Widmyer.
14 Stephen King TV Adaptations Ranked, Including 'Castle Rock' (Photos)
The iconic horror author has made his way to TV multiple times, sometimes with horrifying results
Stephen King has seen a resurgence of adaptations as of late. In 2016, there was "11.22.63" on Hulu, 2017 saw "The Mist" on Spike and 2018 has given rise to "Castle Rock," an original story that takes place within the King multiverse. In honor of the iconic horror author's new TV adaptations, let's look back at all the King works (original screenplays not included) that have made their way to television ... sometimes with horrifying results.