Pet Sematary has been on the remake shelf now for quite some time, but Stephen King’s IT took priority during the prolific author’s recent renaissance. What fans of Stephen King know for sure is that his work has been coming back into the spotlight lately and they simply cannot get enough of it.
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Although the idea of doing remakes is a bit repulsive for horror fans, there seems to be an inherent tolerance to it when it comes to the works of Stephen King. That also goes the same for Pet Sematary, given a few recent examples of how it all might play out.
First of all, when a director remakes a classic Stephen King novel, it is not really a remake. The original films and TV mini-series’ were adaptations of King’s books, but they did not always stay true to his content. So remaking a classic Stephen King film like Pet Sematary is not really a remake, but rather an updated version that comes out with content more closely aligned with the novel of the same name.
Just look at it this way; every time a film studio or TV network puts out a Dracula film (or TV series), does that constitute a remake of the original 1931 film with Bela Lugosi? No, it does not.
With that being said, Stephen King’s infamous novel (and film), Pet Sematary, is about to get the remake treatment in the form of a different translation of his novel. But who would be better to tackle the project than the man who directed the new IT film, Andy Muschietti?
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In an interview with Toronto Sun, Andy Muschietti told them that he was ready to tackle Pet Sematary and give it the version that fans of Stephen King hadn’t seen before, but only read about in King’s novel.
“We’re huge fans of Pet Sematary,” Andy Muschietti said about himself and his sister, Barbara. “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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They might just get their wish, especially if Stephen King fans love their adaptation of IT, which is slated to come out on September 8. As most may already know, Stephen King has been known to give his seal of approval to a couple of other directors who got their hands on more than one of his works, which includes Frank Darabont and Rob Reiner.
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