Paramount is gearing up to begin filming on their remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary hot-off-the-heels of New Line’s massive success on last year’s IT remake earning $700 million worldwide.
Well, they’re taking a page from IT concerning the production location as we’ve learned that Pet Sematary will also shoot in Toronto and is aiming to begin filming sometime in May.
In October, Variety revealed that the studio had hired Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to direct the horror film. Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich are penning the script based on the novel by King.
After moving into their new home the Creed family’s cat is killed after wondering onto the highway. Jud an elderly neighbor shows Louis, the father, to an isolated hill behind the local Pet Cemetery and instructs him to bury the deceased feline there. Not long after the cat reappears at the Creed home, only he is not the same. The docile cat is now vicious and destructive. When their youngest son meets with a fatal accident, the distraught Louis buries him in the same location hoping to revive him. Unfortunately he unleashes far more than he had bargained for.
The next steps will be assembling a production team and casting the various roles.
Pet Sematary has been given the release date of April 19th, 2019 by Paramount.
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