First Images of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Revealed
Remakes, reboots, and revisioning of classic horror films are something that have become the norm in Hollywood. Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Chucky, and even Leatherface have been the subject of remakes.
After the success of the remake of Stephen King’s It, it comes as no surprise that the powers to be have decided to greenlight a remake of another Stephen King remake/revisioning. This time they are remaking the 1989 Pet Sematary film.
The original Pet Sematary was directed by Mary Lambert with the script written by Stephen King. The movie followed the unraveling of a family after moving into a new home next to a pet cemetery that contained the power to allow the creatures buried in it to come back from the dead. The original film had a $11 million budget and grossed over $57 million. Keep in mine that is 1989 dollars, $57 million today would be around $166 million.
The new film is set to be released on April 5, 2019. Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. The script was written by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler. John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, and Amy Seimetz are starring in the film.
The below images were released this week which gives us a peak into what they are doing. Based on the photos and the cast I would have to say that this may be one to really look forward to.
Synopsis: Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.