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What do you get if you combine one of the best horror authors of all time with one of the most influential horror directors of today's generation? Well, I can't answer that. Sorry for building your hopes up.

But, hopefully one day I'll be able to, because Guillermo del Toro wants to direct an adaptation of Stephen Kings novel, Pet Sematary.

The director of 'Pan's Labyrinth' Tweeted:

Of course, the Mexican director and producer wouldn't be the first to tackle the story about a creepy pet cemetery — the original was released in 1989 and was directed by Mary Lambert. You can see the original trailer below:

Time For A Modern Version

However, del Toro may have to wait for his chance to take the helm. In 2013, Variety penned an exclusive about a remake of the movie, which was set to be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (28 Weeks Later).

del Toro's latest film, Crimson Peak
del Toro's latest film, Crimson Peak

It's not clear if the production ever picked up enough steam to steamroller its way to the big screen, as there has been no news since. Perhaps it could take a director of the calibre of del Toro to breathe some life into any possibility of a modern version.

Del Toro's last stint behind the camera was directing Crimson Peak, a gothic love story that was released this year.

Source: Twitter


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