1408 screenwriter Matthew Greenberg is revisiting Stephen King territory with plans to reboot Pet Sematary, the 1989 horror about an evil cat who comes back from the dead. Meow!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently boarded as producer on the long-gestating project, which is set up at Paramount.
Published in 1983, King's creeper tale centered on a family that trades the city life for the country life in Maine, then discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground. When the husband's toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy's body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form.
Paramount brought the book to life in 1989, with a feature version adapted by King that starred Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne.
The new project at one point was being produced by Alphaville, working with a screenplay by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, and had George Clooney circling.
No production date has been meowed. I mean set.