2017 has been one of the most eventful years ever for Stephen King adaptations, and it appears that the momentum is showing no signs of slowing down. With It becoming the highest grossing R-rated horror film of all time, that should come as no surprise. Andy Muschietti, director of It, has expressed interest in adapting many other works of King, most notably Pet Sematary. Though Muschietti won’t be helming the film, Variety has reported that a Pet Sematary remake is, in fact, moving forward.

Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the filmmakers behind the acclaimed indie horror film Starry Eyes, have been tapped by Paramount to take on the project. The source material and original film tell the tragic story of a family whose peaceful existence is upended after moving into a new home next to a supernatural cemetery.

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Starry Eyes (2015)

After raising part of their Starry Eyes budget through a Kickstarter campaign, the filmmakers must be excited get their hands on a proper budget. All that’s left for them to do now is make a film that is good enough to warrant a remake in the first place.

There’s not yet any word on when the remake will be hitting theaters, but we expect it to be either late 2018, or early 2019.

What are your thoughts on a Pet Sematary remake?

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