Screenwriter Matthew Greenberg to Resurrect PET SEMATARY

     March 4, 2010

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Matthew Greenberg (1408, Reign of Fire) is going to be writing the remake of the 1989 Stephen King flick, Pet SemataryTHR says that Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe) who teamed with Greenberg on 1408 (and who already has 34 other projects on his plate according to Imdb), will be producing the new Pet Sematary along with Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity).  No cast has been announced yet, but given Bonaventura’s recent box office successes, expect at least one big name.  According to the article, the project had George Clooney interested at one point.

The 1989 cult classic tells the story of a suburban couple that moves to Maine.  When the couple’s child is killed in a traffic accident, the father buries the body in the pet cemetery located across the street, which sounds odd, but I suppose Maine has that effect on people.  Because of some dark magic, the little tyke pops right back out of the ground and proceeds to wreak havoc and run amok.  It’s pretty much like Baby’s Day Out but more macabre and only slightly more violent.

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