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“IT” Director Andy Muschietti Plans On Resurrecting Another Stephen King Classic

Killer Clown Pennywise will be here to terrorize a new generation this September since director Andy Muschietti’s new adaptation of Stephen King‘s “IT” has been completed. But Muschietti is not quite done with Stephen King yet. With eyes on Pet Sematary“, he hopes to resurrect another one of King’s thrilling tales for the silver screen.


“We’re huge fans of Pet Sematary,” Muschietti informed the Toronto Sun of himself and sister/writing partner Barbara, “If we can get our hands on that and do the Pet Sematary we want to do, that will be something. One day, maybe.”


“We had no interest in adapting a Stephen King book just for its title,” added Muschietti. “We are true fans of his work.”


Originally ublished in 1983, the story of “Pet Sematary” illustrates a mysterious burial ground that brings back to life a child and a cat. After their resurrections, both have become evil versions of their former selves.


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Stephen King’s horror stories have gripping plots that could potentially smash box office records; but they are also notorious for the difficulty associated with adaptation. While some turned out to be successful, some others like “The Dark Tower” has received mixed reviews.


Though there may be many years until “Pet Sematary” gets officially dug up, we can look forward to the first part of “IT”, out in theaters September 8th. Or, you can also purchase the house that inspired “Pet Sematary” since it just entered the market recently.



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