Pet Sematary: According to Variety, Paramount has tapped horror specialist Dave Kajganich to pen its revival of Pet Sematary, produced by Alphaville.

Kajganich left his post as an English prof at Miami U. of Ohio last year after selling his spec "Town Creek" to Warner Bros. He's also been hired to write the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers for Warner and an update of 1979 ghost tale The Changeling for Focus Features.

Earlier this year Paramount hired the scripting team of Mike Werb and Michael Colleary to pen a reimagining of Pet Sematary. Studio released the original, based on Stephen King's story of a family moving to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground, in 1989.

King also wrote the screenplay for the original, directed by Mary Lambert and starring Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne. That pic grossed over $57 million domestically.

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Brian B.