Yes, add a new film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary" to your ongoing list of remakes and reboots.
Last October, it was revealed that Paramount hired Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to direct a 2019 version of the horror story, following the 1989 classic movie.
Filming just began this week in Montreal, starring Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz as a couple who move their young family to rural Maine and discover a burial ground for beloved pets -- which turns out to be the gateway to something else.
Entertainment Weekly revealed that Jeté Laurence, 10, will play Ellie, "a sweet and sensitive young girl who adores her cat Winston Churchill, or 'Church' for short." She "wins over the heart of the old-timer who lives next door," played by John Lithgow. EW added that 3-year-old twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie will play Gage, Ellie's toddler little brother, "who is prone to wandering into trouble."
Here's the film's official synopsis:
"Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences."
Co-director Dennis Widmyer marked the first day of filming on June 18:
— Dennis Widmyer (@denniswidmyer) June 18, 2018
"It" director Andy Muschietti previously said he wanted to direct this adaptation, but he's pretty busy now with "It: Chapter 2."
"My affection for 'Pet Sematary' will go on until I die," Muschietti told Entertainment Weekly last year. "I will always dream about the possibility of making a movie."
Well, wait your turn. This "Pet Sematary" is scheduled to open in theaters on April 5, 2019.
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