Paramount Pictures released a new trailer for “Pet Sematary,” a reboot of the original horror-thriller classic that is scheduled to hit theaters this April. The new version of the story is based on the favorite novel by Stephen King and will debut in theaters on April 5th.
The story of “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 dangerous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
The film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. The new installment to the franchise 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 for the studio. That adaptation was directed by Mary Lambert, with Stephen King writing the screenplay. The horror-thriller 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.
Paramount Pictures will release “Pet Sematary” in theaters on April 5th, against “Shazam!” with Zachary Levi and Mark Strong.