Paramount Pictures has been trying to remake Stephen King's Pet Semetary for years! Now it looks like they are actually going to move forward with it as they are in the process of casting Jason Clarke (Everest, Winchester, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) in the lead role. According to THR, he's currently in negotiations. Clarke is a great actor and I think he's a great choice to take on the role of Louis Creed. Here's the story description:
When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow’s tranquility, there’s an undercurrent of danger that exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift pet cemetery out back in the nearby woods. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. An ominous fate befalls anyone who dares tamper with this.
I'm a huge fan of the original 1989 film. It scared the shit out of me when I first saw it, and gave me nightmares for months. It's easily the scariest movie that I've ever seen. That original film was directed by Mary Lambert from a script written by King himself. This remake will be directed by "Starry Eyes" helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer.
It's no surprise that the studio is looking to get this movie into production, especially with the success of IT. After that movie was a huge success everyone wanted to get their stagnant Stephen King properties pushed into development.
Clarke most recently starred in the film Chappaquiddick, which he gave a great performance in.
This new Pet Sematary movie is set to open in theaters on April 19th, 2019.