We’ve known for some time now that the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary was scheduled for a 2019 release, but today we have fresh news regarding the horror adaptation.
Omega Underground have reported that Pet Sematary could begin shooting in Toronto as early as May, eleven months prior to its official release date.
The novel of the same name revolves around the death of a child, Gage, and his father’s subsequent attempt to resurrect him via burial in a pet cemetery. The plan comes to fruition but, unfortunately for all involved, the child comes back with a vastly more vicious personality.
Pet Sematary (1989)
The latest adaptation is set to be directed by the duo of Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, who were previously responsible for 2014’s Starry Eyes. By all accounts, Starry Eyes was a strong effort from Widmyer and Kolsch, and with both the classic novel and the 1989 film readily available for reference this could be another admirable addition to the pair’s collective filmography.
Pet Sematary is set for release on April 19th 2019, almost thirty years on from the release of Mary Lambert’s original film.