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Pet Sematary remake gets a new writer

03.05.2010

The 1989 film PET SEMATARY isn't exactly a great movie. That said, it's notable for two scenes that still scare the crap out of me over 20 years later. First, is when that creepy little Gage sneaks in the house and slits the Achilles tendon of poor Fred Gwynne. Second, and probably more notable, is Zelda. This still gives me the heebie-jeebies when I watch it. Raaaaaachelll! Yeeps.

So let's hope that whatever Paramount is cooking up for the PET SEMATARY remake, they keep both of those things intact. And the person to address those concerns to would be Matthew Greenberg (1408), the newly hired writer who'll be working on adapting Stephen King's book for a new audience. A script was originally written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary (FACE OFF) that somehow had the interest of George Clooney. But that was back in 2006 and Clooney's interest seems to have waned and Greenberg will write a new script from scratch.

So what do you think about the PET SEMATARY remake? And more importantly, who's gonna cover the Ramones classic theme song?

Extra Tidbit: I think they should get George Clooney to play Zelda.
Source: THR

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5:26AM on 03/08/2010
a remake of this one is not such a bad idea if done right of course...
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a remake of this one is not such a bad idea if done right of course...
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4:40PM on 03/06/2010
While it's certainly not up to the adaptation excellence of''THE MIST'',''SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION'',or ''MISERY'',I thought the original was certainly entertaining enough,with a few excellent scenes.A remake ? Not a bad idea,handled properly(there's the rub)THE RAMONES 'PET SEMETARY'was worth the price of admission alone!!
While it's certainly not up to the adaptation excellence of''THE MIST'',''SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION'',or ''MISERY'',I thought the original was certainly entertaining enough,with a few excellent scenes.A remake ? Not a bad idea,handled properly(there's the rub)THE RAMONES 'PET SEMETARY'was worth the price of admission alone!!
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9:00AM on 03/06/2010
I hate any scene, ever, where someone has their Achilles tendon cut. It eeks the hell out of me. And I never notices Semetary was spelled with an "S"
I hate any scene, ever, where someone has their Achilles tendon cut. It eeks the hell out of me. And I never notices Semetary was spelled with an "S"
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4:12PM on 03/07/2010
It's because, in the book (and I don't think they explain this in the film), we're told that the sign for the Pet Cemetery was made by kids.
It's because, in the book (and I don't think they explain this in the film), we're told that the sign for the Pet Cemetery was made by kids.
8:19AM on 03/06/2010
FINALLY! A remake in the works of a previously-adapted (and brutally good) book that's WORTH being remade!
FINALLY! A remake in the works of a previously-adapted (and brutally good) book that's WORTH being remade!
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11:31PM on 03/05/2010
Miko Hughes was a creepy little bastard just watch New Nightmare.

I liked the book..but not so much the movie..I found it a bit distasteful
Miko Hughes was a creepy little bastard just watch New Nightmare.

I liked the book..but not so much the movie..I found it a bit distasteful
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7:24PM on 03/05/2010

This has potential.

Yeah, I'm actually not hating on it. I mean as long as they don't reveal all the super jumpy scary shit in the trailer (especially the Zelda stuff), it might be okay.
And I'd just re-hire the dude who played Zelda from the first one to appease the masses. The dude was scary as fuck.

With that said, let's see how this bit of optimism on a remake goes.
Yeah, I'm actually not hating on it. I mean as long as they don't reveal all the super jumpy scary shit in the trailer (especially the Zelda stuff), it might be okay.
And I'd just re-hire the dude who played Zelda from the first one to appease the masses. The dude was scary as fuck.

With that said, let's see how this bit of optimism on a remake goes.
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11:40AM on 03/05/2010
I always thought the Pet Semetary movies were terrible and overrated. I'm not entirely welcoming a remake since I think the story just isn't worth adapting again, but hey, not like that's stopping Hollywood.
I always thought the Pet Semetary movies were terrible and overrated. I'm not entirely welcoming a remake since I think the story just isn't worth adapting again, but hey, not like that's stopping Hollywood.
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11:19AM on 03/05/2010
I hope they don't CG the cat.
I hope they don't CG the cat.
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11:08AM on 03/05/2010
I fully support this. Pet Semetary was a great book and it COULD HAVE been a great movie. I hope they get it right this time.
I fully support this. Pet Semetary was a great book and it COULD HAVE been a great movie. I hope they get it right this time.
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10:43AM on 03/05/2010

YAY!

More Remakes! Can't they just make one of King's other 5,000 books into a movie?
More Remakes! Can't they just make one of King's other 5,000 books into a movie?
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