Filming has wrapped on Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s Pet Sematary, a brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s story, and we’ve already started getting the first images from the film as of last week. Today brings the final bit of main casting news, as EW has reported that Obssa Ahmed (“The Expanse,” below) will be playing Victor Pascow in next year’s movie.
In the original adaptation, Brad Greenquist played Pascow, a dead college student who haunts main character Dr. Louis Creed. As EW notes, “Since the doctor tried valiantly to save him, the spirit of Pascow appears repeatedly to be a kind of supernatural conscience.”
“We have this very normal student, but the voice that’s speaking through him is an ancient voice trying to warn him,” Widmyer told the site, teasing the new take on the memorable character.
Three-year-old twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie will play Gage Creed, with Jeté Laurence taking on the role of Ellie Creed. Jason Clarke (Winchester) and Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant) are our new Louis and Rachel Creed. John Lithgow is Jud Crandall.
Young actress Alyssa Brooke Levine has been cast as our new Zelda.
Paramount originally dated the new adaptation for release on April 19, 2019, but we learned recently that it’s been slightly bumped up to April 5, 2019.
In Pet Sematary, adapted by Jeff Buhler…
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”