Considering his monumental success for nearly four decades running, we're not sure if there's ever a bad time to actually be Stephen King (well, June 19, 1999, maybe), but if you were thinking about jumping into the author's shoes 'Quantum Leap'-style, now is a great time to do so.
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are currently gearing up for their groundbreaking, multi-year, multi-format adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'; the De Laurentiis Company is planning to remake 'Firestarter'; Warner Bros. just gave the greenlight to a silver screen adaptation of King's most acclaimed novel, 'The Stand'; and now comes news that Paramount is moving forward with a 'Pet Sematary' remake.
Rumors of a redo of the 1989 Mary Lambert–directed film about a burial ground that reanimates its occupants have been swirling for years, but now the L.A. Times tells us that Paramount has made things more official by hiring screenwriter Matthew Greenberg to write the (re)adaptation. Greenberg himself is no stranger to King's material, having shared writing duties on '1408,' but as of right now, his is the only name known for the project. No stars, producer or director are publicly attached, but according to the outlet's sources, the studio is actively courting a "high-level director" for the project.