Gage wants to play again.
According to the L.A. Times' Steven Zeitchik, Paramount is digging up a new adaptation of Stephen King's PET SEMATARY. I know there are folks who enjoy the Mary Lambert-directed 1989 film (which King scripted), but aside from (spoiler!) Fred Gwynne getting fucked up by a zombie toddler, I have no affection for it. The book scared the hell out of me as a kid, but the movie, while narratively faithful, played like straight-up camp.
So maybe a new take isn't an awful idea - especially if they can get a better handle on the creepy tone of the novel. The screenplay is currently being written by Matthew Greenberg (who had a part in adapting King's 1408; he also co-wrote the cult favorite REIGN OF FIRE), and, according to two of Zeitchik's agency sources, will be shopped to "high-level" directors. While they're not exactly high-level (yet), I'll go ahead and put in a vote for INSIDE's Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury; if allowed to make a hard-R horror flick, they could definitely bring a level of relentlessness absent from Lambert's version. Ron Howard would also be good.
Zeitchik's article reminds me that there's still an adaptation of IT in development at Warner Bros. I have no fucking clue how that would work as a two-hour feature.