The newest behind the scenes video from the 2019 adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary arrives with interview snippets featuring the cast and directors. Star Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) who plays Louis Creed in the film says that with Pet Sematary, Stephen King “goes into a deeper level of what real horror is.”
“There are people in your life that you can not do without. What would you do to bring them back?” asks two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment), the 2019 horror film’s Jud Crandall. “This is going to take people on a while trip.”
The cast of the new adaptation also includes Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things) as Rachel Creed, Hugo and Lucas Lavoie as Gage Creed, Jete Laurence (Friends from College) as Ellie Creed, and Obssa Ahmed (The Expanse) as Victor Pascow.
The original 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel starred Dale Midkiff as Louis Creed, Denise Crosby as Rachel Creed, and Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall.
Scream: The TV Series‘ Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer directed the horror film from a script by Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers). Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider, and Mark Vahradian produced, with Mark Moran executive producing. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Laurie Rose, production designer Todd Cherniawsky, and editor Sarah Broshar.
Paramount Pictures has set an April 5, 2019 theatrical release date.
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”