'Sleepaway Camp', 'Pet Semetary' To Be Horrifically Modernized Too
'80s sort-of classics Sleepaway Camp and Pet Sematary are the getting some remakes, finally updating them to modern, trendy pets graves and today's obese campers.
According to Variety, for the Pet Semetary re-do, Paramount has attached 28 Weeks Later and Intruders director Juen Carlos Fresnadillo. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the new take on the 1989 Stephen King adaptation, which centered around an old grave able to gruesomely bring dead shit back to life, much like Paramount and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are doing.
Meanwhile, it's former Fox/New Line executive Jeff Katz that's trying to bring 1983's Sleepaway Camp back to screens for today's camp-loving audiences. Deadline reports he's bought the remake rights from original writer-director Robert Hiltzik, producer Michele Tatosian, and actress Felissa Rose, and he plans to produce a reboot that's already being eyed for a franchise, described as "a new film series that echoes its legacy and the psychosexual elements that made the first pic such a memorable cult favorite." Assumedly that means the ending will still rest on a penis. If you've seen the film, you know what that means. If not, then hey, now you're pretty intrigued, aren't you?