'Pet Semetary': Paramount Taps Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch to Direct
The filmmakers worked together on the 2014 feature 'Starry Eyes.'
Yet another Stephen King adaptation is getting set to hit theaters, as Paramount announced today that directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch have been tapped to helm the upcoming Pet Semetary film, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Widmyer and Kolsch co-directed the 2014 fantasy horror feature Starry Eyes and also helmed episodes of MTV's Scream series.
Pet Semetary, based on King's 1983 novel, tells the story of Louis Creed, who attempts to bring back his dead son by placing him to rest in an Indian burial ground. It doesn't go well.
The book was the basis for a 1989 feature film, for which King wrote the screenplay. The upcoming film's script will be penned by Jeff Buhler.
King's works are currently a hot commodity in Hollywood, with It smashing records at the box office and numerous television series, such as Mr. Mercedes, and Netflix films, like Gerald's Game and 1922, based on his work being released this year.