The theatrical premiere of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer‘s highly-anticipated reimagining of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is still a month away. While some witnessed its world premiere at SXSW the rest of us are eagerly awaiting our shot to see the film that is already getting rave reviews.
Today, we got word that there may already be another installment in the works, this time it’s a prequel, at least that’s what producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is saying.
I generally don’t start thinking about [sequels] until they’re a success. I think if there’s anything here, there’s a prequel. I think if you look at the book, we didn’t cover all that stuff that happens before the Creed family moves in. So, I think there’s a movie there, and I think I’d be particularly interested in doing that, because again, it’s the source material and you are going toward something that also has a lot of crazy, creepy feelings about it.” Bonaventura stated.
There are several things that could make an interesting prequel, like the tale of Timmy Baterman, killed while fighting Nazis and buried in the burial grounds only to rise and scare the crap out of everyone in town, only to be put down by a group of men that included Jud (you can watch the clip below). Then again, a prequel could explore the burial grounds’ origin and the Micmac Indians. We’ll just have to wait and see. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted.
Hugo and Lucas Lavoie star as Gage Creed in the new adaptation that also stars Jeté Laurence as young Ellie Creed. Jason Clarke (Winchester) and Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant) star as Louis and Rachel Creed, with John Lithgow as Jud Crandall and Obssa Ahmed playing the role of Victor Pascow.
Pet Sematary opens in theaters nationwide on April 5, 2019.