We aren’t getting any feature film adaptations of Stephen King novels in 2018, but 2019 will bring us IT: Chapter 2 and a new remake of Pet Sematary. The first is slated to debut in US Theaters on September 6th, 2019 with the later premiering in April; originally slated for an April 19th release, we just got word Pet Sematary will be dropping a week earlier on April 5th.
Here’s the 411 on Pet Sematary 2019:
John Lithgow has been cast as Jud Crandall and Jason Clarke is playing Louis Creed. The remake is being directed by Starry Eyes filmmakers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer with production set to begin this summer. It’ll be a while before we get a trailer, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for 1989’s Pet Sematary, 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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