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Hold Your Cat Close, Because a Remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary Is on the Way

  • BuzzSugar
Just in time for us all to relearn how to properly spell Pet Sematary, another onscreen adaptation of the Stephen King classic has been given the green light. Variety reports Paramount is moving forward with a reboot of the 1989 film (based on King's 1983 horror novel) with directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer at the helm. The duo previously directed the gory, moody indie horror movie Starry Eyes in 2014, so capturing the relentlessly creepy vibe of Pet Sematary should be right up their alley. The story follows a family who moves into a new home that just so happens to be next to a small cemetery for pets, which allows the creatures buried there to come back from the dead. When tragedy strikes, the family pushes the powers of the cemetery to its extreme. After the raging success of It early this Fall, we have high hopes for Hollywood's next stab
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Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' Taps 'Starry Eyes' Directors for Remake

Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' Taps 'Starry Eyes' Directors for Remake
The latest Stephen King classic to get an on-screen revival will be Pet Sematary, it was announced Tuesday.

Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer will helm a remake of the 1989 flick, with Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich penning the script.

Based on a 1983 King novel of the same name, Pet Semetary tells the story of a pet cemetery built on a Native American burial ground in Maine, and the family who moves into the new home next to it. Spooky, supernatural occurrences abound.

The original, which starred Dale Midriff,
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Syfy orders George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers

  • Flickeringmyth
With the success of Game of Thrones it’s been inevitable that some of George R.R. Martin’s other successful properties would be picked up for the screen, and according to Variety, Syfy has grabbed the next series from the multi-talented sci-fi and fantasy author, giving a series order to Nightflyers.

Previously adapted to film in 1987, Nightflyers sees the crew of the titular ship racing to the edge of the solar system in order to contact any life which might be out there. As more and more dangerous events start to occur, the crew begin to question one another as they attempt to try and survive their journey.

Dan Cerone (The Blacklist) will serve as the showrunner on Nightflyers, with Mike Cahill (Another Earth) set to direct the pilot epsiode from a script by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train).

It will be interesting to see whether, much like Game of Thrones,
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Syfy Orders George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ to Series

Syfy Orders George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ to Series
George R.R. Martin’s “Nightflyers” is nearing a series order at Syfy, Variety has confirmed with sources.

Based on Martin’s novella of the same name, the story follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hopes of contacting alien life. They travel aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other, and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought. The network revealed they were developing the novella as a series back in May. It was previously adapted into the 1987 film of the same name.

Syfy declined to comment.

From Universal Cable Productions, “Nightflyers” will be executive produced by Gene Klein, David Bartis, and Doug Liman of Hypnotic. Jeff Buhler will write the script and also executive produce along with Alison Rosenzweig
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Syfy Picks Up Nightflyers to Series, Based on George R.R. Martin's Novella

Syfy Picks Up Nightflyers to Series, Based on George R.R. Martin's Novella
Sure, flying dragons are pretty cool… but Syfy is hoping that flying spaceships are even cooler.

The network has handed a series order to Nightflyers, a sci-fi drama based on a novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. (The Hollywood Reporter had the news first.) Set in a future where Earth faces imminent destruction, Nightflyers centers on a group of explorers who head into outer space to find an alien ship that may hold the key to their survival. Their spaceship’s artificial intelligence might have other ideas, though…

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George Rr Martin's 'Nightflyers' to film at Ireland's Troy Studios

George Rr Martin's 'Nightflyers' to film at Ireland's Troy Studios
Series written by Game Of Thrones author; produced by Us network Universal Cable Productions.

Ireland’s newly opened Troy Studios has attracted its first major international project, a pilot for a new series written by the author of Game Of Thrones.

Nightflyers, based on author George Rr Martin’s novella of the same name, will shoot in the Limerick-based studios. Martin’s series of epic fantasy novels, A Song Of Ice And Fire, was later adapted into the hugely successful series, Game Of Thrones.

Independent.ie first reported the story, and a spokesperson for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment confirmed to Screen that the pilot will shoot in Troy. A decision regarding further series plans has not yet been announced.

Syfy had previously announced a pilot pick up for Nightflyers, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) writing the adaptation for television.

Nightflyers tells how, in the hope of making contact with alien life, eight maverick
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‘It’ Director Hoping to Dig Up ‘Pet Sematary’!

‘It’ Director Hoping to Dig Up ‘Pet Sematary’!
It’s been three years since we reported that Jeff Buhler‘s screenplay was nearly complete on the fresh adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary. Prior to that, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was attached to direct for Paramount, with Guillermo del Toro vying for the job back in 2015. While the project appears to be […]
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The Eyes of My Mother helmer to direct The Grudge remake

Back in March 2014, it was announced that Ghost House Pictures would be rebooting its remake of the Japanese horror The Grudge, and now it seems they are finally ready to move forward with Deadline reporting that Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) has signed on to direct.

The new film is based on a script from Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) and is being produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Pesce made his directorial debut with The Eyes of My Mother, and is currently in post-production on his second film, the psychological thriller Piercing, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.

Created by Takashi Shimizu, The Grudge has spawned nine feature films in Japan – most recently Sadako vs. Kayako, a crossover with fellow J-horror Ring. The English-language remake was released in 2004, and was followed by sequels in 2006 and 2009.
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The Grudge Reboot Recruits Nicolas Pesce To Write And Direct

The Grudge Reboot Recruits Nicolas Pesce To Write And Direct
True to its name, The Grudge is a cult horror franchise that refuses to relent.

Not since the release of 2009’s lacklustre The Grudge 3 have we welcomed a new entry into the supernatural series, but that’s all about to change very soon. According to Deadline, The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce has climbed aboard to write and direct The Grudge for Ghost House Pictures, which will be based on a spec script from Midnight Meat Train writer, Jeff Buhler. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise are all on board to produce the horror reboot, working in tandem with executive producers Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane.

Little is currently known about the plot, but it’s safe to assume that Ghost House Pictures’ reimagining of The Grudge will chronicle the titular entity as it moves from one grief-stricken victim to another, leaving
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The Grudge Reboot to be Helmed by The Eyes Of My Mother Director Nicolas Pesce

  • DailyDead
Meowing might become a scary sound again, as a reboot of The Grudge, itself a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge, now has a director.

According to Deadline, the latest film in The Grudge franchise is set to be directed and rewritten by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on the festival circuit and a film that our own Heather Wixson called "a hauntingly provocative slice of gothic cinema" in her review.

Pesce is expected to provide additional work to a previous screenplay written by Jeff Buhler, who adapted Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train for the screen and also co-wrote the upcoming Jacob's Ladder remake.

A Ghost House Pictures film, The Grudge reboot will be executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane.

The American Grudge franchise
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The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director

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The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director
Nearly six years after The Grudge reboot was first announced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, a director has finally been found. Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, whose critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Eyes Of My Mother debuted at Sundance last year, has signed on to direct The Grudge reboot, and rewrite the script. While no production schedule or release date has been announced yet, it seems this horror reboot is finally moving forward in the right direction, after years of languishing in development hell.

Deadline reports that Nicolas Pesce will rewrite the existing script, which was first worked on by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), who came aboard to write the script in 2014. No details have been given about the existing script, or Nicolas Pesce's new vision for the project, or how it may diverge from the original Japanese movie, or the American remake. The original Japanese movie, Ju-on: The Grudge
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Newswire: The Eyes Of My Mother director Nicolas Pesce is rebooting The Grudge

  • The AV Club
The 2004 movie The Grudge was one of the first big hits of the post-Ring wave of American remakes of Japanese horror movies, and now a whole new generation is getting a chance to be scared by spooky Japanese houses and little cat boys. As reported by Deadline, Nicolas Pesce has been hired to write and direct a reboot of The Grudge, with Sam Raimi on board as a producer and Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler writing an earlier draft of the script.

We don’t know any other specifics about Pesce’s version of The Grudge, but he is the man behind the artsy horror film The Eyes Of My Mother. Based on that film, it seems safe to assume that he’ll bring some sort of stylish edge to the cat boy, and with Raimi on board, maybe he’ll go crazy with the violence as ...
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‘The Grudge’ Reboot Taps ‘Eyes of My Mother’ Director Nicolas Pesce

‘The Grudge’ Reboot Taps ‘Eyes of My Mother’ Director Nicolas Pesce
Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe have hired Nicolas Pesce to direct its reboot of “The Grudge.”

Pesce, who made his feature directorial debut last year on the horror vehicle “The Eyes of My Mother,” will also rewrite the script from Jeff Buhler.

The reboot began development in 2014. The producers are Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane executive producing.

The Grudge,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, was released in 2004 by Sony as a remake of the 2002 Japanese film “Ju-on: The Grudge.” Takashi Shimizu directed both movies.

Sony released “The Grudge 2” in 2006 and “The Grudge 3” in 2009. The original, starring Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo afflicted by a curse, grossed $187 million worldwide.

The series focuses on a deceased family’s violent rage, which destroys the lives of everyone who comes in contact with it. Erin Westerman and Romel Adam will oversee the movie for
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‘The Grudge’ Reboot Gets Nicolas Pesce To Direct For Ghost House

‘The Grudge’ Reboot Gets Nicolas Pesce To Direct For Ghost House
Exclusive: Nicolas Pesce has been set to rewrite and direct The Grudge reboot for Ghost House Pictures. Pesce, who made his directorial debut on the critically acclaimed 2016 Sundance pic The Eyes of My Mother, will resuscitate the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films. The new film is based on a script by Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler, and it will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy…
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George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers ordered to pilot by Syfy

Back in May it was announced that Syfy had picked up the rights to A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin’s 1980 novella Nightflyers for a TV adaptation, and now comes word from Variety that the project has officially been ordered to pilot.

“We are looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R. Martin’s chilling world of Nightflyers,” said Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “The script that Jeff Buhler delivered encapsulates this classic sci-fi horror story and adapts it to a platform where we can truly explore the depths of madness.”

Nightflyers followers a crew of explorers who embark on an expedition to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft; however, as they travel to their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and reclusive may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.
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George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' Series Heads to Syfy

George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' Series Heads to Syfy
Game of Thrones may be leaving HBO following its eighth season, but another project from author George R.R. Martin will soon head to television: Syfy has ordered a pilot based on Martin's 1980 novella Nightflyers.

The story, which was previously adapted for a 1987 film, revolves around a team of scientists venturing to the edge of the solar system in search of extraterrestrial life, Variety reports. Jeff Buhler penned the pilot's script, with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman among those on board to serve as executive producer.

"We are looking forward
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George Rr Martin Novella ‘Nightflyers’ Picked Up for Pilot on Syfy

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George Rr Martin Novella ‘Nightflyers’ Picked Up for Pilot on Syfy
An adaptation of “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s novella “Nightflyers” has received a pilot pickup on Syfy, the network announced Friday. The story, which was adapted previously into a 1987 film of the same name, follows eight scientists and a telepath who embark on a quest to make contact with alien life. They board The Nightflyer, a ship bound for the outer edges of the solar system, with a reclusive captain and a tightknit crew. However, terrifying events plan to make the journey more complicated than they once thought. Jeff Buhler, who most recently wrote the screenplay for the “Jacob’s.
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Syfy Orders George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ to Pilot

Syfy Orders George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ to Pilot
Syfy has ordered a pilot based on “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s novella “Nightflyers,” Variety has learned.

The network revealed they were developing the novella as a series back in May. It was previously adapted into the 1987 film of the same name. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television. The story follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hopes of contacting alien life. They travel aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying
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Game of Thrones Author's Nightflyers Space-Travel Pilot Greenlit at Syfy

Game of Thrones Author's Nightflyers Space-Travel Pilot Greenlit at Syfy
The space flight is dark and full of terrors: Syfy on Friday officially issued a pilot order to Nightflyers, a sci-fi drama based on a novella by Game of Thrones scribe George R. R. Martin.

The story takes place aboard The Nightflyer, “a ship with a small, tightknit crew and a reclusive captain,” per the series’ official logline.

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The craft — staffed by “eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath” — travels to the outer reaches of the solar system to find new alien life. Cool! Because that usually goes so swimmingly,
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George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Gets Syfy Pilot Order, Hypnotic & Ucp Produce

Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for Nightflyers, a supernatural thriller based on the novella by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and the 1987 film. Additionally, I hear that the project, from Universal Cable Prods. and studio-based Hypnotic (USA’s Suits), is in the process of setting up a writers room to generate backup scripts in preparation for a potential series pickup. Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder) wrote the adaptation of Nightflyers, which is set in the future on…
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