Aussie actor Jason Clarke plays Dr. Louis Creed, who moves his wife (Amy Seimetz) and kids from Boston to a town in Maine. Their new house happens to be situated near a mysterious burial ground – never a good sign. Before long, the Creed family is met with tragedy, and that’s just the start of the nightmare ahead.
The first trailer shows off a surprisingly good amount of footage from the film, with a number of enticing snippets for the book’s fans to get excited about. There’s still plenty under wraps though. It looks promising, boding well for what Paramount Pictures is no doubt hoping will be a film that performs along the lines of New Line’s hit King adaptation It, which earned a massive $US700 million worldwide.
The film is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, who are perhaps best known for 2014 horror film Starry Eyes and for episodes of MTV’s Scream series. King’s book was adapted by David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash, The Terror) and Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train).
Pet Sematary will be arriving in Australia on 4 April 2019 and hitting US cinemas on 5 April 2019.
Paramount’s synopsis for Pet Sematary:
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy 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 (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.