Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the writing/directing duo behind Starry Eyes, have been tasked with bringing Stephen King’s Pet Sematary back to the screen, and Jason Clarke (Winchester) is on board to star as Louis Creed. More recently cast, John Lithgow will be playing the new Jud Crandall, Creed’s kindly neighbor.
Paramount originally dated the new adaptation for release on April 19, 2019, but we’ve learned tonight that it’s been slightly bumped up to April 5, 2019.
In Pet Sematary, published in 1983 and re-adapted by Jeff Buhler…
“Louis Creed and his wife Rachel move their two children into a home and soon learn there is a creepy Pet Sematary near their property, where legend has it that animals buried there come back to life. It starts with their cat being run over, and brought back, and it gets much worse when the reanimation attempt turns to humans, who don’t come back exactly as they were before.”
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Steven Schneider are producing.