Great news horror fans! The trailer for the 2019’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has been released.
Pet Sematary will be released in April 2019. The film is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. It’s the second adaptation of Stephen King’s 1983 novel. The first film was released in 1989. A less popular and successful sequel was released in 1992.
The 2019 adaptation of Pet Sematary will feature performances by Jason Clarke (who appeared in 2018’s Winchester), Amy Seimetz (who starred in 2017’s Alien: Covenant) and John Lithgow (who needs no introduction).
It’s only the second time that composer Christopher Young (who is most known for scoring horror movies) has worked on an adaptation of a Stephen King story. The first being The Dark Half. The screenplay for the 2019 adaptation was written by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler.
The film follows a doctor who moves his family out of the big city to the country. There he discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground, and when his toddler son is killed in a car accident, he takes the boy’s body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form.
The original film scared the crap out of me. I was only 12 years old when it was released though. The upcoming adaptation of Pet Sematary looks like it might scare me as well…
Let’s hope that this film does not disappoint. I’m all for remakes or reboots, but it’s important for me that the film makers don’t embark on a journey that mocks or insults the original source material or film. It doesn’t look like it will be happening this time around though.
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