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Old 08-03-06, 07:41 AM
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Back to his horror roots .... after all, he was in Return To Horror High.
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Old 08-03-06, 07:43 AM
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Back to his horror roots .... after all, he was in Return To Horror High.
and The Facts of Life....
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and The Facts of Life....

Natalie in short shorts.....the horror.
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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

Is George Clooney still slated to play Louis Creed in the remake?
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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

Dead link, highly unlikely rumor.
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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

just as well.......George Clooney is just too old to be playing the young Dr. Creed. He is, however, old enough to play Jud Crandall.
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"DEADWORLD"
Y'know, with the popularity of the zombie genre right now I'm very surprised this series isn't as popular as WALKING DEAD and that it hasn't been made a movie.

I loved the Deadworld storyline. Maybe it's too 80s? I dunno but it would make one really good movie.
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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

The only scary bit for me in the original was the flashback to the wife's sister, Zelda.

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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

There were a lot of little scenes I thought were "well-done" from the original:

(not in any particular order, just as they come to me)

01: Louis bashing his head on the end table after awakening the morning Gage returned. Either that table was made of rubber, or that was quite a dangerous stunt for Dale.

02: Gage getting run down in the road "like a chipmunk," and the ensuing anguish displayed by Louis after the accident - the scream. The editing done for that whole set-up was excellently executed.

03: the casting of Fred Gwynne (sp?) as "Jud Crandall." A better Jud you will not find.

04: same to be said for the cat who played "Church." That was a great cat - especially the scene upon his return from the Micmac burying ground in the garage. MEEEOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!

Naturally, there were not-so-excellent scenes interspersed with the good: I went to see this movie with my buddy in 1989, and I remember that everyone in the theater let out with an unwitting and unexpected laugh when the resurrected Gage looked balefully at Louis and said "Not fair, not fair," after getting poked with the needle. I think the laugh killed the whole effect Stephen King made so effective in his book. [Tom Hanks]There's no laughing in resurrected children![/Tom Hanks]

I thought the scenes with Bill and Timmy Baterman were poorly done. Instead of a wicked, evil, and intelligent "Timmy," it was a retard cannibal "Timmy," and that went against the whole grain of the book.

So many scenes director Mary Lambert got so right, in tone and execution to what was in the novel, and then some scenes she just went willy-nilly and did her own thing. In her case, "her own thing" made for a schlocky rendition.

Oh, and I didn't much care for the Zelda or the Pascow scenes. Too overdone.

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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

With a sister like Zelda it's a shock she didn't pull a Murdoch.
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Zelda still creeps me out from time to time, and I saw the film about ten years ago. Good on Lambert for that.

I might have to revisit this film soon. Nay for the remake as well, but I think that goes without saying.
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I think Michael C. Hall (Dexter) would make a great Louis Creed.
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With a sister like Zelda it's a shock she didn't pull a Murdoch.
That never gets old.
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That never gets old.
You sure about that?
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Ten Things I Learned From “Pet Sematary:”

01: The soil of a man’s heart is stonier. A man grows what he can…and tends to it
02: What you buy is what you own, and what you own always comes home to you
03: never buy a house where trucks whiz by every five minutes at top speed
04: sometimes dead is better
05: if you’re going to stand watch for fathers returning home from cemeteries with their dead children, you should probably stand up and drink coffee instead of sitting down and drinking beer
06: it is easy to forgive father-in-laws who punch you in the face at your son’s funeral, but not so easy to forgive them for attempting to pay your way through medical school
07: Norma Crandall was quite the little slut in her younger years
08: when hysterical children run from their deformed/demented sisters, it may look as though they’re crying, but they’re really laughing
09: children with spinal meningitis are sometimes left in back bedrooms like dirty secrets
10: when dead cats get pulled out of the frost, it sounds like ticky-tape
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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

And Matt Damon is going to play the son, Gage Creed:

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Chucky?
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Re: George Clooney to star in remake of Pet Sematary (maybe)

Before Darabont came around, Pet Sematary was one of the few King films that did the novel justice. I say let the original stand. Best not go down that road!
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Pet Sematary -- remake (D: Kolsch & Widmyer)

I guess Muschetti is going to be disappointed...

Following the huge success of summer blockbuster “It,” Paramount is ready to get the gears moving on another Stephen King classic.

“Starry Eyes” helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer have been tapped to direct a “Pet Sematary” remake at the studio.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing the remake to the 1989 horror classic, which was directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, along with Steven Schneider. Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich wrote the script, and Alexandra Loewy is executive producing for Paramount.

The original “Pet Sematary” was based on the King novel, which follows the travails of a family who moves into a new home next to a cemetery endowed with powers that allow the creatures buried in it to come back from the dead.

The original brought in $57 million on an $11 million budget, which led to a less commercially successful 1992 sequel starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards.

Paramount had been ramping up its director search since the success of “It,” with directors like Sean Carter and “47 Meters Down” helmer Johannes Roberts also meeting to possibly take on the role.

Kolsch and Widmyer first gained notoriety with their 2014 indie horror pic “Starry Eyes,” which caught the eyes of various studio execs and was partly funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The duo is repped by WME.
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/pe...nt-1202603011/
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re: Pet Sematary -- remake (2019, D: Kolsch & Widmyer) S: Lithgow, Clarke, Seimetz

Meh, there are other King stories I’d like to see be given a larger budget release first, but whatever.
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re: Pet Sematary -- remake (2019, D: Kolsch & Widmyer) S: Lithgow, Clarke, Seimetz

Thanks. I knew there was one. But when I searched, I did it with the correct spelling, not the King spelling.
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re: Pet Sematary -- remake (2019, D: Kolsch & Widmyer) S: Lithgow, Clarke, Seimetz

Surprised they didn't go with Muschetti considering how badly it seemed he wanted to do it and the success of "IT". Unless it was simply a financial thing.
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re: Pet Sematary -- remake (2019, D: Kolsch & Widmyer) S: Lithgow, Clarke, Seimetz

Meh. The original is one of the better King adaptations. I donít see a need for a remake.
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re: Pet Sematary -- remake (2019, D: Kolsch & Widmyer) S: Lithgow, Clarke, Seimetz

I haven't seen Starry Eyes so I don't know what to think, except that the original Pet Sematary holds up pretty well.
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