“Pet Sematary” Remake Gets New Lead Actor

What once was dead should stay dead

With many old, popular movies getting a modern reworking, it is no surprise that after the success of Andy Muschietti’s remake of Stephen King’s horrifying “IT” that more of the older movies based on his books would be headed for new versions as well.

Slated for an April 19, 2019 opening, directors Kevin Klosch and Dennis Widmyer are revisiting King’s “Pet Sematary.” With an all-new script adapted by Jeff Buhler and production by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider and Mark Vahradian, Paramount Pictures is attempting to coerce veteran actor Jason Clarke for the lead role of Dr. Louis Creed. Previously giving stellar performances in such blockbuster movies as “Zero Dark Thirty,” White House Down,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Terminator Genisys,” Clarke will lend a strong presence to the film.

There has yet to be any word on further casting but whoever wins the roles will have some big shoes to fill since the original 1989 movie starred such greats as Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, and Dale Midkiff. We can only hope the new movie is all that returns from Maine’s most notorious animal graveyard.

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