In November, we heard that the film Pet Sematary was going to be remade with Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer directing. Paramount has just announced that Pet Sematary will be in theaters on April 19, 2019.

Pet Sematary is about Louis Creed, a doctor who moves his family to Maine for a new career. At the back of their property there is a curious area known as the Pet Sematary, where the local kids bury their passed on goldfish, cats, dogs, and birds. There is, however, another, more sinister cemetery behind this one, that is alive with a strange power. Creed quickly becomes wrapped up in the alluring possibility of thwarting the finality of the grave.

This story first found life as a novel by Stephen King which was published in 1983, followed by a film adaptation in 1989. The original Pet Sematary film was directed by Mary Lambert, and was successful enough to warrant a sequel that hit theaters in 1992.

The script for this new take on Stephen King’s vision was written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash), and the film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (both producers on the 2007 live-action Transformers movie). Little else is known about the film at this time.

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