Last October, we told readers that Paramount had hired Starry Eyes helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to directed a remake of Stephen King’s most terrifying novel, Pet Sematary (previously released in 1989 with Mary Lambert directing). In December we got word that the production is shooting for an April 19th, 2019 release date.
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Today comes word that Pet Sematary will begin filming this May; if true, we can expect casting news and other details in the very near future.
Per Omega Underground:
Paramount is gearing up to begin filming on their remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary hot-off-the-heels of New Line’s massive success on last year’s IT remake earning $700 million worldwide.
Well, they’re taking a page from IT concerning the production location as we’ve learned that Pet Sematary will also shoot in Toronto and is aiming to begin filming sometime in May.
About Pet Sematary: After moving into their new home the Creed family’s cat is killed after wandering onto the highway. Jud an elderly neighbor shows Louis, the father, to an isolated hill behind the local Pet Cemetery and instructs him to bury the deceased feline there. Not long after the cat reappears at the Creed home, only he is not the same. The docile cat is now vicious and destructive. When their youngest son meets with a fatal accident, the distraught Louis buries him in the same location hoping to revive him. Unfortunately, he unleashes far more than he had bargained for.
Check out the trailer for 1989’s Pet Sematary below.
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