Movie adaptation of Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' to release on April 5, 2019

The release of the latest movie adaptation of the authors 'Pet Sematary' has been pushed forward to April 5, 2019

                            Movie adaptation of Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' to release on April 5, 2019
Author Stephen King (Source: Getty Images)

Movie and television adaptations of Stephen King's books and novellas seem to often be a safe bet for production houses, and the success of last year's 'It: Chapter One,' has only served as further encouragement.

Having become the highest-grossing horror film, as well as the most profitable horror film of all-time, his next novel to be receiving a full-feature movie will be 'Pet Sematary.'

Based on the 1983 Stephen King novel of the same name, the movie will be helmed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmeyer of 'Starry Eyes' fame and was primed for an April 19, 2019 release.

However, the latest is that that date has been moved ahead, with it now set to premiere on April 5, 2019, instead. 

'Pet Sematary' will release in April 2019 (Source: IMDb)

To those unaware of the premise of the movie, Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home where legend has it that buried animals come back to life.

After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, they resort to burying it in the mysterious pet sematary and find that it miraculously comes back to life.

However, things begin to take a turn for the worse when they decide to try the same trick to reanimate a lost family member, finding to their peril that humans don't come back exactly as they were before.

The latest adaptation will, in fact, be a reboot, with the novel having already been adapted into a movie in 1989.

The movie received a mixed reception from critics and audiences with its 1992 sequel, 'Pet Sematary Two' releasing to poor reviews and bombing in the Box Office.

For next year's movie, Jason Clarke has been cast in the leading role of Louis Creed while John Lithgow will be portraying his kindly neighbor, Jud Crandall. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Steven Schneider are producing.