Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT proved to be wildly successful, in the box office and with critics and fans alike.

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Pet Sematary, however, has struggled to get a remake off the ground. The source material, as well as the 1989 film by Mary Lambert, are among the most popular of King’s work, and Muschietti would love to tackle the story at some point in time.

Speaking with the Toronto Sun, the filmmaker said that he really wants to do a fresh take on the material with his sister, Barbara, who is credited as a producer on IT.

“We’re huge fans of Pet Sematary. If we can get our hands on that and do the Pet Sematary we want to do, that will be something. One day, maybe.”

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Self-proclaimed “true fans” of Stephen King, the Muschietti’s, also own the film rights to The Jaunt, a short science fiction horror story by the author that takes place in the 24th century, and intend to make it eventually.

So, now that the IT adaptation is welcomed by audiences, not only will we get the sequel to that film, but many more works of King could fall into place from the filmmakers behind it. What an exciting time for horror fans.

IT hit theaters on the 8th of September and stars Bill Skarsgård as the terrifying Pennywise, in addition to featuring Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, and several others as the Losers’ Club.

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  1. […] Andy Muschietti‘s big-screen adaptation of IT is undoubtedly the most important horror flick due out this year, but in many ways, it feels like the biggest horror film of the entire decade so far. Fans of Stephen King‘s famous novel, as well as the 1990 miniseries, are clamoring to be made afraid of Pennywise the clown once again- and if the first reactions from Twitter are any indication, fans will be getting that very thing when the wildly anticipated ‘IT’ movie releases in two weeks. […]

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