It hasn’t even hit our screens yet (1 month to go!), but Andy Muschietti is already setting his sights on another Stephen King novel to bring to the big screen. During an interview with the Toronto Sun Muschietti revealed that he’d love to adapt Pet Sematary, which was previously brought to the big screen by Mary Lambert in 1989. He said:
“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.”
Along with It, Pet Sematary is the only King novel I’ve read. Shameful I know, but I do vow to immerse myself in more of King’s writing ASAP. The film Pet Sematary is the only horror film I switched off when I watched it as a child, and never went back to. There was something about the dying sister Zelda that creeped me out so much, hence why I chose to read the book instead.
I guess if Muschietti is to helm a Pet Sematary remake I’m going to have to put my fears aside. Especially if It is as horrifyingly brilliant as we all want it to be.
Watch this space; It will be released on 8th September.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)