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The latest word is that director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) is taking the reins for Paramount‘s reboot of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary. That movie hold a sacred place in my heart, who might they get to play Fred Gwynne‘s Jud Crandall role?

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Gwynne was what really made that movie special. Without an actor that can bring that same creepy-as-hell vibe, I don’t think any reboot will be successful. No matter who they cast in the lead. Although I will also say that if they use some exotic pet like a monkey or ferret to bring back, I’ll be walking out of the theater at the point that becomes apparent.

Their working with a script written by Matt Greenberg (The Prophecy II, Reign of Fire) and David Kajganich (Blood Creek) and I wouldn’t expect the reboot to stray too far from the original. Perhaps we’ll get some more of the visual history of the site this time around instead of just a few flashbacks.

What do you think? Just another reboot from a Hollywood that can’t or won’t try something new?

Via: Variety

Category: Film

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