Sometimes, Dead Is Rebooted. Stephen King's Pet Sematary Returns! Again.
A true gem from the vault of horror from 1989, Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is headed down the "IT" road and getting rebooted.
Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the writers and directors of Starry Eyes, will take on those same roles for this latest reboot of a Stephen King property. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider will serve as producers.
True motherfudging icon, John Lithgow, is set to play Jud Crandall who was portrayed, fucking brilliantly by the way, by another legend of the screen, Fred Gwynne. John Lithgow is about as great as a casting choice as you would want to follow up on what could be Fred Gwynne's most-memorable film roles. Jason Clarke is in talks to star as Dr. Louis Creed. Anybody other than the Tim Daly-ish block of wood, Dale Midkiff, in the uber-emotional role of Dr. Creed is an improvement.
As a fan of the original, detail-laden novel and film, I'd say I'm mildly intrigued by this. The original film is far from perfect, but there are a couple of really good performances in it. Besides Gwynne, Denise Crosby and Miko Hughes as Rachel and Gage Creed are particularly solid.
And on thing the original film absolutely crushed were the make-up FX. They were fucking spectacular. The reboot going CGI would be a real shame. So far, computers can't top practical FX.
Pet Sematary is currently scheduled for release on April 19, 2019.