Jason Clarke Up For “Pet Semetary” Remake

Australian actor Jason Clarke (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Mudbound,” “The Great Gatsby”) is in negotiations to star in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel “Pet Sematary” for Paramount Pictures.

The story follows a doctor (Clarke) who moves his family out of the big city to the country. He discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that resides next to an ancient American-Indian burial ground.

When the husband’s toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy’s body to the burial ground, where it is resurrected but is not quite right. Jeff Buhler wrote the most recent draft of the adaptation.

Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (“Starry Eyes”) are helming while Jeff Buhler wrote the most recent draft of the adaptation. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Steven Schneider are producing.

The film was previously translated to screen in 1989 with Dale Midkiff in Clarke’s role.

Source: Heat Vision