Pet Sematary (2019 film)
|Screenplay by||Jeff Buhler|
by Stephen King
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Pet Sematary is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and written by Jeff Buhler. It is the second adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen King, after the 1989 film. The film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. It is set to be released on April 5, 2019.
Pet Sematary follows "a doctor who moves his family out of the big city to the country. There he discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground, and when his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, he takes the boy's body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form."
- Jason Clarke as Louis Creed
- Amy Seimetz as Rachel Creed
- John Lithgow as Jud Crandall
- Jeté Laurence as Ellie Creed
- Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie as Gage Creed
- Obssa Ahmed as Victor Pascow
On March 5, 2010, it was announced that a remake was in the works, with Matt Greenberg (writer of another King adaptation, 1408) writing the screenplay. On October 31, 2013, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider were revealed to be producing the remake with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in talks to direct the remake.
On December 7, 2017, it was announced that Paramount Pictures had greenlit a new adaptation of Stephen King's novel Pet Sematary to be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch based off a script by Jeff Buhler. Producers are set to include Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Steven Schneider.
On April 16, 2018, it was announced that Jason Clarke had been cast in the lead role of Louis Creed. On May 4, 2018, it was reported John Lithgow had joined the cast in the role of Jud Crandall. In June 2018, it was announced that Amy Seimetz had been cast in the film's lead female role as Rachel Creed, that Jeté Laurence had been cast as Creed daughter Ellie, and that twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie had been cast as Creed son Gage. On October 8, 2018, it was reported that Obssa Ahmed had been cast as college student Victor Pascow.
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