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Pet Sematary Sequel Finds Director, Will Debut On Paramount Plus

Lindsey Beer will director the sequel to the 2019 Stephen King adaptation.


The Pet Sematary sequel has found its director. According to Deadline, Lindsey Beer will helm the follow-up to the 2019 Stephen King adaptation.

This will be Beer's feature directing debut. As a writer, she wrote the 2018 romantic comedy Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, and is attached to a number of upcoming movies, including Sony's Spider-Man spin-off Silver Sable and a CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

The next Pet Sematary movie will be released directly onto Paramount+, ViacomCBS's new streaming platform. The script is also written by Beer, based on an earlier draft by Jeff Buhler, who wrote the 2019 film. No story details are known so far.

The 2019 movie is the second adaptation of King's 1983 novel, which was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. This won't be the first sequel to the story either--Mary Lambert's 1989 version was followed by a second movie, Pet Sematary Two, which hit theaters in 1992.

Like many of its streaming rivals, Paramount is using its service as both a destination for big movies after they leave theaters and as a home for streaming exclusives. The next Paranormal Activity movie will also debut on Paramount+, while films such as Top Gun Maverick, No Time To Die, and this month's A Quiet Place: Part II will hit the service after 45 days in theaters.

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