Paramount Pictures sets 2019 release dates for Pet Sematary and Instant Family
Paramount Pictures has set release dates for two upcoming films. Pet Sematary, a reboot of the Stephen King classic, has been given a slot on April 19, 2019 and Instant Family, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, is set for February 15, 2019.
The Easter weekend release date for Pet Sematary puts it opposite only Open Road’s Playmobil. The film will be directed by Kevin Klosch and Dennis Widmyer. Jeff Buhler adapted the script from the novel. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider and Mark Vahradian will produce.
The film is an updated version of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The following is how the 1983 book is described as follows: 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.
Paramount brought the book to life in 1989 with a feature version adapted by King that starred Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. That version of the 1983 Stephen King novel grossed $57.5 million at the box office.
The February 15 release date for Instant Family will put it opposite 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s Gambit, Warner Bros./New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic and Universal/Blumhouse’s untitled film. Instant Family is the story of a couple who want to have children and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. Directed by Sean Anders, the film was written by Sean Anders and Brian Burns. Anders, John Morris, Wahlberg and Steve Levinson are producing.
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