Jason Clarke in Talks For Pet Sematary Remake

The latest adaptation of Stephen King's novel may be close to landing its Dr. Louis Creed.

By Jay Gervais

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Terminator Genisys) is in talks to star in the upcoming Pet Sematary remake. Clarke will play the role of Dr. Louis Creed, the main character of the film, which would be the second adaptation Stephen King’s 1986 novel.

The film may follow the story of the novel, where Dr. Louis Creed and his family move to a rural town in Maine after he accepts a new job there. Shortly after arriving, they are mystified by a makeshift pet cemetery in the woods nearby their home. Following the unexpected death of their cat, they decide to bury it at this cemetery. However, therein lies a blood-chilling truth of terror that will freeze the souls of those that dare tamper with this forbidden place.

The new adaptation of Pet Sematary is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019. The film will be directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. The duo is known for directing other films like Absence and Starry Eyes, as well as a few episodes of the Scream TV series.

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Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.