Filming Has Begun For Pet Sematary, First Set Photo Revealed

The cameras have begun rolling for the upcoming remake.

By Jay Gervais

Filming has begun for the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary, which presumably began on June 18th. This news breaks via Twitter by Dennis Widmyer, who is shown on set and joined in the photo by Kevin Kolsch, the co-director of the film alongside Widmyer. Below is the tweet by Widmyer confirming the news.


The film is likely to 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 stars Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Dr. Louis Creed, Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant, Stranger Things) as Rachel Creed, and John Lithgow (Interstellar, 3rd Rock from the Sun) as Jud Crandall. Thus far, they are the only confirmed cast for the film. You can be sure more news on casting and other information for the film will be unveiled very soon.

Pet Sematary looks to be on board for its scheduled release date of April 5th next year. As mentioned earlier in this article, the film is being directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer for Paramount Pictures. 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.