Production begins on Pet Sematary remake
Co-director Dennis Widmyer announced on Twitter today that production has just begun on Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Pet Sematary. In the tweet, Widmyer and co-director Kevin Kolsch are holding a slate for the film. You can check the tweet out below!
— Dennis Widmyer (@denniswidmyer) June 18, 2018
Pet Sematary will be headlined by Jason Clarke (Winchester, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who will be taking the lead role of Dr. Louis Creed. John Lithgow joins him as Jud, an older neighbor of Dr. Creed who introduces him to the area’s many secrets and mysteries.
Paramount Pictures‘ adaptation will be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) and is written by Jeff Buhler, the showrunner for Syfy’s upcoming horror science fiction series, Nightflyers, based on the George R.R. Martin novella. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1408, Transformers) is producing along with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider (Insidious).
The film is an updated version of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The following is how the 1983 book is described: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.
Pet Sematary is slated for release on April 19, 2019.