Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) took to Twitter to confirm that filming has begun on their new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
The 1989 was a creepy re-telling of the terrifying Stephen King novel, so this reboot has huge boots to fill if it is to hit the same scary heights as Mary Lambert’s original. With Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer in the director’s chair, we think that Paramount is off to a great start. Additionally, the cast is impressive and features Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow.
Described by King as “the most frightening book I’ve ever written,” his 1983 novel tells the tale of Louis and Rachel Creed, who discover the re-animating properties of an Indian burial ground behind their new house. Louis decides to bring back their daughter Ellie’s cat after it is killed on the road, but when a horrible tragedy strikes the family, they find out that “sometimes, dead is better.”
Paramount has slated Pet Sematary to be released on 5th April 2019, a little earlier than the original date of 19th April.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)