There is little doubt that the most highly anticipated film of the year is IT. Even though the adaption of Stephen King’s classic is still a month from opening in theaters, director Andy Muschietti has already confirmed that he will be helming the second film that will pick up with the Losers’ Club as adults. But it seems Muschietti and his producer/sister Barbara are going to continue making King adaptions, at least for a while. Their next target, the remake of King’s Pet Semetary, originally released in 1989 and directed by Mary Lambert. We reported back in 2015 that Paramount had ordered the reboot of Pet Sematary. It is unclear what has changed, but the remake has been listed for sale. Muschietti told the Toronto Sun that he is hoping to claim it for his own.
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 siblings already own the rights to King’s short horror tale ‘The Jaunt’, ihorror points out. The short story was first published back in 1981 in Twilight Zone Magazine, followed by its appearance in the ‘Skeleton Crew’ collection. Back in 2015, word came that the Muschietti duo had the green light to turn ‘The Jaunt’ into a feature film, but there has been no update since.