It’s been about five seconds since we saw news regarding a Stephen King adaptation, which means it’s high time we’ve had an update on another one. The film in question this time around is Pet Sematary. Like many others, this isn’t the first time it’s made a trip to the big screen. Back in 1989, audiences were scared plenty, but in the 30 or so years since then, I think it warrants another film.
And that’s exactly what we’re getting. This time being directed by Starry Eyes helmers Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the film will hopefully be taking the chills and thrills to the next level. Speaking with EW, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura discussed the prospect of adapting the same material yet again.
“One of the things about doing a new version now is our understanding of life and death has progressed,” says producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “But are we more sophisticated about it or less? One of the most interesting themes in the book, the original movie, and this one is, ‘How far would you go to see someone again?’ But another thing we’re exploring is how you can’t run.”
I’m always interested in remakes like this. Not only do we get a second chance to see the vision perfected, but we also get to see an update to the themes inherent in the concepts. How does our modern sensibility differ from decades past? We’ll have to wait and see.
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