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In 1984, author Stephen King made an agreement with Romero, his friend and collaborator at the time, to let him direct a film adaptation of his 1983 novel Pet Sematary, under the conditions that King would write the script and that the film would be shot in King's home state of Maine.


The film would follow the same storyline as the novel.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The project went undeveloped for several years as many film studios were hesitant to greenlight another King adaptation after many of his works had been adapted in the early 1980s.


  • However, during the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike, studios expressed renewed interest in Pet Sematary and the rights were acquired by Paramount Pictures.
  • While King still intended for Romero to direct, Romero was busy doing reshoots for the Orion Pictures' film Monkey Shines, and instead the role of director for Pet Sematary went to Mary Lambert.