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    https://www.empireonline.com/people/...matary-remake/
    Last October – fittingly, on Halloween, in fact – we learned that the push to make a new film based on Stephen King's spell check enemy novel Pet Sematary had scored Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. Now it might also have a star, with Jason Clarke in talks to star.

    Assuming he actually joins the film, which will once again draw from the 1983 novel, Clarke will play Louis Creed, a doctor who moves his family to the country, seemingly away from danger. But when they arrive, they realise they'll be living next to a busy highway. Oh, and also near a spooky cemetery where people bury their pets and whose misspelled sign gives the story its name. When their cat is killed, they bury the animal, only for it to return. Which might be why Creed decides that, when his son Gage similarly dies in a road accident, maybe they can repeat the trick. Bad idea!

    Jeff Buhler wrote the most recent script for the film, which doesn't yet have a release date. Clarke is on screens in the States in historical drama Chappaquiddick (which doesn't yet have a UK date) and will next show up on our screens in Steven Knight's Serenity and First Man.

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    He is very good actor. I like that choice. More than the rumor for the main role...
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    Excellent choice with Lithgow.
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    I agree. Wonder if they'll have him use the thick Maine accent?
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    http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/p...ptations-ever/
    Stephen King’s Pet Sematary was already adapted in 1989 by Mary Lambert to moderate critical and financial success, but that’s not to say it can’t use a fresh coat of paint, right? In fact, that’s what the folks at Paramount Pictures are thinking, as they’ve now begun to put together a remake of the pic, with Jason Clarke in the lead role.

    For those unfamiliar with Pet Sematary, the story follows the Creed family as they move to a small town in the Northeast which borders a cemetery enabling the buried to return. Head of the family, Louis Creed thinks it’s far better to bring his loved ones back from the dead as murderous simulacra than let them rest in peace – but don’t worry, there’s plenty of interfering supporting characters to impart wisdom.

    While specifics on the production are scarce at the moment, admirers of Stephen King’s oeuvre must be concerned that the remake is seemingly being rushed in front of the cameras. True, jumping to conclusions at such an early stage would be a tad premature, but the rebirthing of yet another horror classic once again provokes the question whether any piece of cinema history is sacred these days.

    That being said, there might be reason to have hope for this one, as writer Jeff Buhler has shed some light on the project today, telling Dread Central this particular adaptation will be bringing the story back to the source material.

    “When we first started our conversations, the director and I really connected around the idea of bringing the story back to the source material, to find a modern telling of the book that really spoke to some of the big scenes and big moments that Stephen King had originally written.

    And as much as all of us are huge fans of the original film, there are moments that are larger than life and feel borderline campy. Our desire was to tell a really grounded, character driven and psychologically horrific version of Pet Sematary, which in my belief, is the scariest book that King ever wrote.

    Continuing on, he said:

    “It fucked me when I read it in high school and I always remember hearing that it was the one book King chucked in the garbage, because it was too scary and dark, and it was his wife and his friend Peter Straub who were like, ‘You have to publish this.’

    Now, as a father of a five year old and a nine year old, I really connected to this story of grief and loss and what it could do to a family in a different way, in that, how far would a parent go to return to their life prior to a tragic event? All of that feels so poignant and universal. It’s our desire to really reconnect to those elements of the story and bring them into a world that speaks to the modern horror audience.”

    Finally, he promised that fans of the novel will love what they’ve got planned, before teasing that it might just be the scariest Stephen King adaptation, ever.

    I will say this, if you love the book, you’ll love this movie. (Directors) Dennis and Kevin are both such visionaries in terms of how they’ve approached it, from not only a horror standpoint but also a character standpoint, and it’s been really gratifying to work with those guys. I think we’re on track to it make one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever! That’s our goal anyway.”

    Though Mary Lambert helmed a pretty decent adaptation (at least, Church the cat was awesome) of the novel back in ’89, it did ultimately fail to properly convey the creeping dread of King’s prose. So, we’re willing to watch some fresh talent take another stab at Pet Sematary and after hearing what Buhler had to say, are definitely excited to see how things continue to develop ahead of the film’s April 19, 2019 release.

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    "a modern telling"

    Gage will be named Aden and be on ADHD meds.

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    Looking forward to this adaptation. Actually re-reading Pet Semetery now. There is a Gunslinger reference in Chapter 19.
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    there are moments that are larger than life and feel borderline campy.
    Yep. So much of the original film seemed to be playing the material for laughs; the ending scene was straight out of 'Tales from the Crypt'.


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    Not sure about the "modern telling" bit... but still cant wait to see it. First introduction to SK and the scariest...

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    I think all that means is that it’s not a period piece, it won’t be set in the ‘80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I think all that means is that it’s not a period piece, it won’t be set in the ‘80s.
    But the 80's are in now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sai Sheb View Post
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    I think all that means is that it’s not a period piece, it won’t be set in the ‘80s.
    But the 80's are in now...
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    I had just finished re-watching Pet Sematary and I'm a little puzzled as to why this needs a remake?

    I get really irritated at the notion of a (whatever piece of) art being dated. It's not dated, it's of its time, dammit. If shoulder pads, big hair and obsolete cars are why the movie's dated, then we'll be getting another remake in another 20 years.

    I'd be OK with the remake if its purpose was to tell a story that follows the book more closely, but after the recent adaptations I don't think that's going to happen. Im also curious about the "modern telling" bit. Will the characters be using I-phones and riding Uber? Exactly how will modernfying PS improve the story is puzzling to me; I remember the grumbles from the fans when King modernized The Stand.

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    Really, nothing actually gets made for any reason other than that someone believes it will open a new vein of cash (how about the repeated attempts to reboot Spiderman) or capitalize on an existing vein (the current enthusiasm for all things King).

    As for the artists (script writer, director, actors) who want to make it, they may have artistic aims. Consider that, even working in the same time period, four different writers/directors could well come up with four very different versions of the same source novel; certainly, if you wait 30 years, a film adaptation is not only different from what a current filmmaker would make, it has aged, and films generally show their wrinkles more readily than novels. I can easily imagine a film creative type reading PS, viewing the film, and saying "I know what this needs" (in some cases, it might even make a good film).

    As for PS specifically, some of it strikes some of us as a bit hokey, although some of it was good. One thing that (IMO) was an utter failure was
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    How to realistically depict something so profoundly sad and disturbing? I don't know; I just know the 1989 PS film didn't come close to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    As a King fan, I just sit back and enjoy adaptations the best I can. If it's good - great! If not, well, I'm used to that.
    Agreed.

    I hope the remake ends exactly how the book ends, no more and no less. That one word and then fade to black and roll credits.

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    Release date moved to April 5 2019:

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...e-date-change/
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    http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...-pet-sematary/
    Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the writing/directing duo behind Starry Eyes, have been tasked with bringing Stephen King’s Pet Sematary back to the screen, and Jason Clarke (Winchester) is on board to star as Louis Creed. More recently cast, John Lithgow will be playing the new Jud Crandall, Creed’s kindly neighbor.

    More casting news tonight, as Variety reports that Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant) is in talks to play the re-adaptation’s female lead.

    Paramount originally dated the new adaptation for release on April 19, 2019, but we learned recently that it’s been slightly bumped up to April 5, 2019.

    In Pet Sematary, published in 1983 and re-adapted by Jeff Buhler…

    “Louis Creed and his wife Rachel move their two children into a home and soon learn there is a creepy Pet Sematary near their property, where legend has it that animals buried there come back to life. It starts with their cat being run over, and brought back, and it gets much worse when the reanimation attempt turns to humans, who don’t come back exactly as they were before.”

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Steven Schneider are producing.

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    http://ew.com/movies/2018/06/21/pet-...ilm-kids-cast/

    The new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has cast its big sister and little brother from the Creed family.

    The horror film, which just began shooting this week in Montreal, stars Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz as a couple who move their young family to the Maine countryside. They discover a bizarre burial ground for beloved pets in the woods behind their property, and it turns out to be the gateway to something else … unspeakable.

    Ten-year-old Jeté Laurence will play Ellie, a sweet and sensitive young girl who adores her cat Winston Churchill, or “Church” for short, and wins over the heart of the old-timer who lives next door (played by John Lithgow.) Three-year-old twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie will play Gage, her toddler little brother — who is prone to wandering into trouble.

    The film, directed by Starry Eyes filmmakers Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, will be a first for the Lavoie brothers, whose parents auditioned them after seeing a casting notice on Facebook, but Laurence already has a long career at a young age.

    She co-starred with Michael Fassbender in last year’s thriller The Snowman, and she has had roles on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Sneaky Pete, Friends From College and played the childhood version of Paige onThe Americans. She is represented by CESD, Zoom Talent Management, and Peikoff/Mahan.

    Paramount Pictures also released this official synopsis: “Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (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 (Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”

    The producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, whose credits include the Transformers movies and the 2007 King adaptation 1408; Mark Vahradian, another veteran of the Transformers series, and Steven Schneider, best known for the Insidious movies.

    The script has been adapted by by Jeff Buhler, showrunner of Syfy’s George R.R. Martin space series Nightflyers.

    Pet Sematary is scheduled to open on April 5, 2019.

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    I like the casting for the kids!
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    https://movieweb.com/pet-sematary-re...ps-production/
    Expect the Stephen King Renaissance of 2017 to resurge with a vengeance in 2019 with IT: Chapter Two and a new remake of Pet Sematary already considered 2 of next year's most hotly-anticipated horror movies. The later has just wrapped filming outside of Montreal; the news was announced by Pet Sematary's assistant director Beau Ferris on Instagram and circulated by CinePhellas on Twitter, along with a photo of John Lithgow.

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    Really stoked for this one. Fred Gwynne's Jud Crandall was very amusing - and my favorite South Park character - but John Lithgow elevates about anything he's in.

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