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Jason Clarke to Star in Pet Sematary Remake

April 16, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke is in talks to star in a remake of Pet Sematary for Paramount Pictures. THR reports that the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star is set to play Dr. Louis Creed in the film. Dale Midkiff played the role in the 1989 adaptation of the Stephen King book.

The film is described as an updated version of the book, which was published in 1983 and saw Louis and his family move from Chicago to rural Maine. When the family cat is killed, he’s buried at the local pet cemetary which rests on an ancient burial ground. The cat is brought back from the dead, which soon leads to sinister consequences.

The new film is being directed by Kevin Klosch and Dennis Widmyer from a script by Jeff Buhler. It opens on April 19th, 2019.