By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After IT’s record-setting box-office figures, it was inevitable that Paramount Pictures’ long-mooted new film version of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY would get a jumpstart, and now the directors have been confirmed.
Variety reports that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, who broke into the horror scene with the much-praised STARRY EYES, will helm PET SEMATARY. Jeff Buhler (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) and David Kajganich wrote the script, from King’s tale of a father who discovers a graveyard that can resurrect the dead in the woods behind his Maine home. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider will produce. According to the trade, other filmmakers in contention to take on the project were Johannes Roberts (47 METERS DOWN) and Sean Carter, whose KEEP WATCHING has one-time only theatrical screenings tonight at 10 p.m. and is attached to another King project, SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN.