Last month, we heard murmurs that the Pet Sematary remake in the works at Paramount was slated to begin principal filming this May. Proof that the production is ramping up comes in the form of casting news; we’re getting word that the film, directed by Starry Eyes helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, is zeroing in its leading man.
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THR made the exclusive announcement that Jason Clarke is in negotiations to play Louis Creed, the family patriarch at the center of the terror in Stephen King’s infamous novel.
We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional Pet Sematary remake news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1989’s Pet Sematary adaptation, directed by Mary Lambert.
Official Synopsis: Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis’ son, Gage (Miko Hughes), dies tragically, Louis decides to bury the boy’s body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis’ visions of a deceased patient.
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