Andy Muschietti, the director of the upcoming film IT, has announced his desires to redo Stephen King’s Pet Sematary next.
Pet Sematary was originally adapted in 1989. It met with favorable financial success, spawned a sequel, and has gathered a strong following over the decades.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Muschietti explained how he and his sister Barbara, a producer on IT, want to do a fresh take on Pet Sematary.
“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.”
The duo already own the film rights to King’s short story The Jaunt, so there’s no doubt after IT that we’ll see the two adapt King’s work again. It’s just a matter of whether or not they’ll get the chance to tackle Pet Sematary.
As for IT, the film is already said to be one of the 5 scariest ever made – according to Joe Hill:
“Andres’ adaptation of IT is one of the 5 scariest films ever made,” Hill exclaimed. “It’s tremendously humane. You love the characters in it. But it is just relentlessly terrifying.”
“Only Jaws, The Exorcist, John Carpenter’s The Thing and Let the Right One In are scarier. It’s that good. It’s that brilliant.”
A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
IT hits theaters September 8, 2017.
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