Paramount Pictures has released, via EW, a series of first look images from Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch’s remake of Stephen King yarn “Pet Sematary”.
The film, starring Jason Clarke and John Lithgow, follows a much loved 1989 film adaptation from director Mary Lambert.
“One of the things about doing a new version now is our understanding of life and death has progressed,” says producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. “But are we more sophisticated about it or less?”
Parents today, he notes, are definitely more fearful and protective than they were in the ’80s. “One of the most interesting themes in the book, the original movie, and this one is, ‘How far would you go to see someone again?’” he says. “But another thing we’re exploring is how you can’t run” from the things that scare you.”
“Pet Sematary” is released April 5, 2019.