Back in December, we reported that Paramount Pictures had set a date for the remake of Stephen King’s classic Pet Sematary. We’ve now learned that the film is set to begin filming in Toronto, Canada this May.
The writing/directing duo of Kevin Kolsh and Dennis Widmyer, the team behind Starry Eyes, will be directing from the script penned by Jeff Buhler and David Kajgnich.
The cast has yet to be announced, but Dale Midkiff, who played the lead in the original seemed optimistic during our interview last week that the remake might be good after asking his opinion.
Maybe it’ll be good, you never know.”
The story, first published in 1983, centers on Louis Creed and his wife Rachel who have just moved with their two children into a home near a busy road. Soon they learn of a Pet Sematary near their property, where legend has it that animals buried there come back to life. When his daughter’s cat Church is run over Louis buries him in the stony soil of that sacred place. When Church returns he’s not the loving cat he once was. When Louis’ son Gage is killed Louis ignores all warnings and buries him in the same soil, but learns that “sometimes dead is better.”
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing with Alexandra Loewy serving as executive producer.
Pet Sematary is set to be released on April 19, 2019.