Trailers, photos, and general speculation for Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT have been floating around the internet as the film’s September release date closes in. The film will more-closely follow the source material by King, and aims to be a more faithful adaptation than the 1990 miniseries.
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.”
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.
If the newest 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 hits 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.