Pet Semetary: According to Variety, Face/Off scribes Mike Werb and Michael Colleary have been tapped to disinter Pet Sematary.

Paramount has signed the screenwriting team to script a remake of the horror thriller, based on Stephen King's story of a family moving to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground, for Par-based Alphaville to produce.

King also wrote the screenplay for Paramount's 1989 release, directed by Mary Lambert and starring Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne. That pic, which carried the tagline "sometimes dead is better," grossed more than $57 million domestically.

Brian B.