Jason Clarke in talks to star in Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ remake

Pet Sematary is rising again thanks to its new adaptation scheduled for 2019. 

The news of the adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel was announced in October of last year by Paramount Pictures. The project is directed by filmmakers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer who will be working from a script by Jeff Buhler.

The Hollywood Reporter now confirms that Jason Clarke is in talks to star in the upcoming remake. Clarke is currently portraying Ted Kennedy on the big screen in Chappaquiddick; his other credits include the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, Aftermath and Serenity. 

The novel tells the story of a doctor who moves his family out of the big city to the country. He then discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground. When his son is killed in an auto accident, he takes the boy’s body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form. Clarke is set to play the doctor. 

Pet Sematary will arrive in theaters April 19, 2019.