With Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s remake on the way, we can’t think of a better time for a restoration of Mary Lambert’s original Pet Sematary. The director of the 1989 adaptation is working with Paramount to bring us just that.
On Twitter, she said:
“Working with Paramount to create HDR version of original Pet Sematary. It looks amazing.”
“I spent #FemaleFilmakerFriday working at @ParamountPics on the restoration of Pet Sematary. HDR Color Grading & Dolby Vision. Looks gorgeous!! Their team is amazing! I’d love to direct another project for Paramount one day.”
Described by Stephen King as “the most frightening book I’ve ever written,” his 1983 novel Pet Sematary tells the tale of Louis and Rachel Creed, who discover the re-animating properties of an Indian burial ground behind their new house. Louis decides to bring back their daughter Ellie’s cat after it is killed on the road, but when a horrible tragedy strikes the family, they find out that “sometimes, dead is better.”
Paramount will release a new adaptation of Pet Sematary on 5th April 2019. Look out for the restoration which will probably land next year, too.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)