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‘Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation Promises to Be One of the Scariest Stephen King Films Ever

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‘Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation Promises to Be One of the Scariest Stephen King Films Ever

Pet Sematary screenwriter Jeff Buhler recently sat down for a chat with the folks over at DC and revealed some rather interesting bits to hype up the project, which is being directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes).

Buhler told the site that he thinks Pet Sematary is on track to be one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever! The new upcoming horror film is expected to begin shooting this coming May in Toronto, Canada.

Buhler on casting and script:

Jason Clarke has come on board and casting is active at the moment. Paramount is really excited about the script.

He continues:

When we first started our conversations, (Director) Dennis and Kevin 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.

Buhler on making it scary:

There may be Victor, there may be some Zelda, and there will definitely be some Louis and Rachel and Gage and Ellie. 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 make it one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever!

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, along with Alexandra Loewy executive producing. Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich penned the script based on the horror novel by King.

In the original film:

After moving into their new home the Creed family’s cat is killed after wondering onto the highway. Jud an elderly neighbor shows Louis, the father, to an isolated hill behind the local Pet Cemetery and instructs him to bury the deceased feline there. Not long after the cat reappears at the Creed home, only he is not the same. The docile cat is now vicious and destructive. When their youngest son meets with a fatal accident, the distraught Louis buries him in the same location hoping to revive him. Unfortunately he unleashes far more than he had bargained for.

What do you think of John Lithgow as the new Jud Crandall? You can let us know your thoughts down in the comments section. Stay tuned to dark Universe more breaking news as it happens.

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is set to resurrect all things dead on April 192019.

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