Paramount Pictures has released the official trailer for “Pet Sematary,” a remake coming to theaters in 2019. The film will be based on the popular horror novel by Stephen King, and 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.
The studio teases the story adding, “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.”
The film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow and was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Fans of Stephen King can watch the newly released trailer below.
The original “Pet Sematary” released in theaters back in 1989. The film opened at number-one on the domestic charts with a $12M weekend before going on to make over $57M. That adaptation was directed by Mary Lambert, with Stephen King writing the screenplay. The film featured Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne.
There was a sequel released in 1922. “Pet Sematary II” was also directed by Mary Lambert but failed to connect with audiences. The film opened in third-place, behind “Honeymoon in Vegas” and “Unforgiven,” and only made $5.6M on its debut. The sequel went on to make $17M for the studio.
If you want to set a reminder to see the film in theaters, “Pet Sematary” is scheduled to debut on April 5, 2019. That puts the film up against some superhero sized competition. Also scheduled to open that weekend is the DC Comics’ film “Shazam!” from director David F. Sandberg. The DC project will feature Zachary Levi and Mark Strong.