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Pet Semetary: Inside Hollywood’s reboots and remakes

This has become Stephen King’s world: y’all can now see the 'Pet Sematary' remake from Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch.

Pet Semetary: Inside Hollywood’s reboots and remakes

Disney is determined to remake all your childhood faves

Have mercy on us all because a live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp is most definitely happening and will apparently be one of the first films on the new Disney streaming platform arriving Fall 2019. Lego Ninjago Movie director Charlie Bean is set to direct the film which, like 2016’s The Jungle Book, will blend real-life humans with CGI animals to no doubt make audiences question: “What the hell was the point of this?”  

Film Daily at least wants Difficult People leads Julie Klausner & Billy Eichner cast as the titular characters of this nightmare to make it somewhat worth our while, but that’s just our fanciful opinion.

Men in Black reboot boasting big cast

If you’ve been feeling less than excited about the upcoming Men in Black reboot from producer Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One) and director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job), there’s some casting news that may make you rethink using a Neuralyzer on yourself following the movie’s release.

Perennial goddess Tessa Thompson has signed on for the reboot alongside her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth. Since we’ll watch just about anything starring Thompson, we remain open-minded for this reboot. Hell, is it possible this unnecessary dreck could even be good?

Maniac Cop set to go crazy again. At some point. Maybe.

Despite having been in development since 2012 – and recently assumed to have been smartly abandoned – cult exploitation flick Maniac Cop is apparently still being remade according to director John Hyams (All Square). Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives) is also still attached to produce and will hopefully ensure all the world’s neon supplies are in place to make the movie suitably incandescent.

According to Hyams, the movie is still creaking on and Refn is cheering for its production. “We’ve been working on it for a few years now, with some starts and stops. But it is going to happen. Right now, Nic Refn, our producer, who is an amazing filmmaker and a really great guy – he’s stuck by me this whole time and hasn’t let up, which I’m deeply thankful for and inspired by – is getting everything set.” So that’s a relief!

Pet Sematary now in theaters

Because this has now become Stephen King’s world (and we’re all just renting a plot), y’all can now see the Pet Sematary remake from Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) & Kevin Kolsch (Holidays).

Pet Sematary is pretty much King’s dark night of the soul – pretty epic for a guy that deals in horrifying details for a living. It’s so grim the gothic writer almost considered not publishing it. This movie is basically a pointless reboot of the Mary Lambert 1989 version, and while you could go see it in theaters right now, we wouldn’t bother.

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Amy Roberts is a freelance writer who occasionally moonlights as a hapless punk musician. She’s written about pop culture for websites like Bustle, i-D, and The Mary Sue, and is the co-creator of Clarissa Explains F*ck All. She likes watching horror movies with her cat and eating too much sugar.

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