Guillermo del Toro reveals the story of Stephen King, who was “killed to adapt”

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro wants to make a Stephen King film, and he has revealed which book to adopt.During an interview with King cast, Del Toro explained that he “would have killed” to adapt Pet Cemetery, a novel that King considers to be one of the scariest novels to date.

“You know the novel I would have killed to adapt, and I know there are two versions of it, and I’m still probably in a confused universe I’ll do it again someday I think I can do it, “he said. “Not only was the last few lines the best, but I was scared when I was younger. As a father, I’m more understanding and scared than ever before. It’s more than 100 times more.”

Pet sematary [2019] Photo

After Stephen King’s original novel was released in 1983, King sold the rights to the film to legendary horror director George A. Romero.But when Romero was forced to withdraw due to schedule conflicts, Paramount went ahead. Pet sematary In 1989, directed by Mary Lambert and King himself wrote the script.

Pet sematary It was adapted again in 2019. This time, directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer wrote the script, and Jeff Buhler and Matt Greenberg wrote the script.

Del Toro is certainly not the first filmmaker to want to adopt pet semesteries. In 2017, Andy and Barbara Maschietti announced that they would like to remake Stephen King’s classic.

“We are big fans of pet semesteries,” Andy said. Toronto sun.. “If you can get it and do the pet semester you want to do, it will be something. One day, maybe.”

“We’ll see who gets to it first,” added his sister and filmmaking partner Barbara Muschietti. “But it was a big love because it was the first Stephen King book we read and perhaps King’s most personal book. You can imagine his young family. What do you do to keep your family? How far do you go? We really hope we can do that, but if we do that we need to do justice, just as we do with IT. The version we read in the last few years, the script we read, was not representative of the book in our opinion. “

Eventually, the 2019 Pet Sematary remake went in a different direction.And it couldn’t impress critics – the movie currently holds a 57% rating Rotten tomatoes The audience score is only 32%.

Did the Guillermo del Toro version work better? Unfortunately, we never know. However, Stephen King remakes more than ever, Probably someday we will know.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic at IGN.You can follow him twitter..

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