It took 9 years to get it off the ground but a Pet Sematary remake is finally on its way with directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) helming the project.
For those who don’t know, Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is about a family who moves to a small seemingly care free rural town, but they quickly discover that not everything is at it seems when they come across a cursed burial ground behind their house.This burial site has the power to resurrect the dead.
Jeff Bhuler, who wrote the script for the severely underrated Midnight Meat Train, has recently stated that fans can expect “the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever.“
He goes further into detail about how it all came together; “When we first started our conversations, Dennis and Kevin and I really connected around the idea of bringing the story back to the source material, to find a modern telling of the book that really spoke to some of the big scenes and big moments that Stephen King had originally written and as much as all of us are huge fans of the original film, there are moments that are larger than life and feel borderline campy. Our desire was to tell a really grounded, character driven and psychologically horrific version of Pet Sematary, which in my belief, is the scariest book that King ever wrote.”
“There may be Victor, there may be some Zelda, and there will definitely be some Louis and Rachel and Gage and Ellie. I will say this, if you love the book, you’ll love this movie. (Directors) Dennis and Kevin are both such visionaries in terms of how they’ve approached it, from not only a horror standpoint but also a character standpoint, and it’s been really gratifying to work with those guys. I think we’re on track to it make one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever! That’s our goal anyway.”
So far Australia’s own Jason Clarke (Winchester) and John Lithgow (Interstellar, Dexter) have signed on to star in Pet Sematary. Keep checking back for more casting news as more will be announced soon.
Pet Semetary will hit cinemas in April 2019.