The Paramount+ streaming service will be getting a huge boost of exclusive horror content, as not only is the new Paranormal Activity movie debuting there but so too is a new installment in the Pet Sematary franchise! Deadline reports that an “origins story” is in the works.
Jeff Buhler, who wrote the 2019 adaptation, is also writing the new movie.
No word yet on plot details, but the film will presumably tell a new story set within the world of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary. The novel has thus far been adapted twice for the big screen, first by Mary Lambert in 1989 and then by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer in 2019. Mary Lambert also directed a sequel to her Pet Sematary, which was released in 1992.
The 2019 movie made an impressive $113 million at the box office on a reported $21 million production budget, so it’s a no brainer that Paramount is headed back to the Pet Sematary.
Of course, the titular locale has the power to bring the dead back to life…
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the new movie.