<strong><em>Pet Sematary</em></strong> gets revived with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
The long-gestating Pet Sematary remake has come back to life, with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in talks to direct.

The project was first announced back in 2004, when Mike Werb and Michael Colleary (Face / Off) were attached to write the script. It never got off the ground, resurfacing again in 2011 with a new script from Matt Greenberg. The latest version of the screenplay was co-written by Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich. No story details were released.

The original 1989 horror classic, based on Stephen King's novel, follows a family who moves in next to a cemetery, which they discover has amazing and sinister powers. Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby starred in the thriller, which earned $57 million from an $11 million budget. The thriller spawned the 1992 sequel Pet Sematary II, which starred Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are producing the remake. No production schedule was given. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo most recently directed Intruders starring Clive Owen.