A few days ago, James McAvoy announced that production is now underway on It: Chapter Two, and now we have word that filming has begun on another Stephen King adaptation, with co-director Dennis Widmyer announcing the start of principal photography on Twitter.
— Dennis Widmyer (@denniswidmyer) June 18, 2018
Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) are directing the new version of King’s 1983 novel, which has been scripted by David Kajganich (The Terror) and Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers). Jason Clarke (Winchester) takes on the lead role of Louis Creed, while the cast also includes Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant), John Lithgow (The Crown), Jeté Laurence (The Americans), Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, 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 perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
Pet Sematary is set to open on April 4th 2019.