Last year we announced that Stephen King’s Pet Sematary release was planned for April 2019, and now we finally have the trailer! The film has been in the works since 2010 so we are expecting big things for this project.
Originally the film was going to be released April 19th, 2019 but was brought forward to April 5th. The film is being written and directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, and Jason Clarke has been cast as Louis Creed.
If you haven’t read the book or seen previous adaptations, Pet Sematary centres on a doctor, Louis Creed, who has moved his family to the country to escape busy city life. There he discovers, thanks to a neighbour, that they have moved near a pet cemetery (misspelled ‘sematary’ by the local children) built on an ancient burial ground. And we all know how well that will work out…
There are some differences between the book and the new adaptation which may annoy some fans of the original but I am sure it will still scare the socks off you!
Just press play and drag your screen around to look around the entire bookshop, and make sure you have the volume up, as Neil is telling us all about the features inside. Listen out for the Pratchett tribute too!
Lisey’s Story came about when, in June 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van and seriously injured. His wife Tabitha decided to redesign his studio while King was in hospital and after seeing his books and belongings in boxes the writer got a glimpse of what it would be like if the accident had been fatal.
Speaking in 2017, Stephen King told Variety:
“Lisey’s Story is my favourite of the books and I would love to see that done, especially now that there’s a kind of openness on the streaming services on TV and even the cable networks. There’s more freedom to do stuff now and when you do a movie from a book, there’s this thing that I call the sitting on a suitcase syndrome. That is where you try to pack in all the clothes at once and the suitcase won’t close. So it’s tough to take a book that is fully textured, and do it in two hours and 10 minutes. But as a TV show you have 10 hours.”
Streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have become increasingly interested in showcasing already-existing stories, which King attributes in part to the success of IT.