Pet Sematary remake wants Jason Clarke

Winchester’s Jason Clarke is up for the lead in the Pet Sematary remake

It’s been a little while since we heard anything about Paramount’s upcoming Pet Sematary remake, but the new take on Stephen King’s classic horror novel may have found its lead.

THR reports that Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star as Louis Creed for directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes).

Louis is “a doctor who moves his family out of the big city to the country. There he discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground, and when his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, he takes the boy’s body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form.”

Clarke was recently seen in the horror movie Winchester, and he’s starred in movies as varied as Lawless, Terminator: Genysis and Zero Dark Thirty.

Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) is the most recent writer to take a crack at the project, which has been in various stages of development for years now. It’ll take a lot for it to beat the creep factor of Mary Lambert’s 1989 movie.

Pet Sematary will be released on 19 April 2019. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.