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Pet Sematary 2 Remake

Discussion in 'Pet Sematary' started by Nathaniel Burch, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:07 PM.

  1. Hello everyone, I am new to this wonderful forum and have a question for anybody who may know Mr.King personally, mainly wondering if myself and a group of people would have Mr. Kings permission to remake the second pet sematary :)
     
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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That wouldn't be possible as the film rights are already optioned.
     
  3. optioned? What do you mean?
     
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That's the word used by the industry to mean that someone else already owns the film rights.
     
  5. alright, so what if we just wanted to reanact the dirtbike scene? :)
     
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    You'd most likely have to get permission from the people who own the film rights. How would you be distributing the film if you were allowed to do it? Would it be for-profit?
     
  7. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    I’ve read King filed notices that he intends to terminate the transfer of his licenses for the movies The Dead Zone, Cujo, Creepshow, Children of the Corn, Cat’s Eye, and Firestarter, in the US. And by September of this year he'll will have regained full US movie rights to a number of his stories.

    Does he have a doctrine (or concept) on how his works will have to be handled if a studio wanted to make a sequel or remake of any of these movies?
     
  8. Yes, but mostly in the sense of paying those who work on it with us :) With how we would be doing the scene, it wouldn't take very much money, no where NEAR how much it took to make the original :)
     
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That's usually covered in the contracts.
     
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    You didn't mention your plans for distributing it, but it sounds like you'd need to get permission from the current rights holder. I don't know off the top of my head who that currently is.
     
  11. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  12. Sorry for the late reply, didn't see the reply till now for some reason :(

    The plans for distribution would mainly be local theaters, DVD sales, and on youtube as well :)
     
  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    You will definitely need permission to do that.
     
  14. I kind of figured :)
    For some reason I assume paramount has the rights? Cause I've been seeing articles saying paramount will be remaking the first Pet Sematary in 2019
     
  15. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That's probably the best place to start if you're going to pursue it.
     
  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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