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Be prepared for your next dose of Stephen King terror because it looks like another one of the author’s beloved horror books will be making its way onto the big screen once more.
If there’s one thing that Stephen King’s 1983 horror novel, Pet Sematary taught us, it’s better to keep things dead. Though, Hollywood must not have gotten the memo (or its located on top of an ancient burial ground) because nothing there ever really stays dead.
In the latest of the 2018 reboot craze is King’s Pet Sematary. While it had it’s time on the big screen once before with the 1989 film adaptation, that doesn’t mean it can’t be revived and it looks like an actor is already in talks to star in the film.
For those who aren’t up-to-date on the Stephen King novel, the film follows a doctor who moves his family to the country where he discovers that the house they moved to is actually located by a pet cemetery that’s located on top of an ancient burial ground. After his son is killed in a tragic accident, the doctor takes his son’s body to the cemetery where he comes back from the dead in a demonic form.
Pretty alarming, huh?
Hollywood obviously didn’t learn from the doctor’s mistake, but that may not be a bad thing. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Clarke is currently in talks to star in Paramount’s latest adaptation of the novel. Clarke is scheduled to play Doctor Louis Creed, who was portrayed by Dale Midkiff in the original 1989 film.
Clarke’s current credentials feature his latest movie to be on the big screen called Chappaquiddick. While there’s still negotiations being made, we’re hopeful we’ll see Clarke in theater’s for this Stephen King adaptation.
Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch are set to direct the film. This isn’t the first project the pair of directors worked on together, the duo also co-directed another film together, 2014’s horror movie Starry Eyes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Pet Sematary is slated to arrive in theaters April 19, 2019.
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