Movie Ruminations

Is there hope for the Pet Sematary remake?

pet sematary bluVariety is reporting the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has been brought on board to direct the remake of Mary Lambert’s 1989 film, Pet Sematary, which was based on the novel by Stephen King.

I like the idea of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing the film, even though I don’t think it needs to be remade.  The original still holds up rather well and the performance by Fred Gwynne is amazing.  If they are going to remake it, though, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is a good choice.  He directed 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, and Fresnadillo’s is the superior film.  He also directed The Intruders, starring Clive Owen.

Now, don’t hold your breath too much about seeing the film under Fresnadillo’s direction, though.  The man has been notorious about accepting directing gig’s then dropping out.  He was attached to The Crow reboot, then the Highlander reboot.  Attaching his name to these projects has made me happy and hate the idea of remaking them less, but then he always drops out.  So, don’t be surprised if I run an article in a few months titled “Pet Sematary director bails”.  Let’s hope I don’t have to, though.

Click here to read my review of Pet Sematary.


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