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Jason Clarke set to star in Paramount's 'Pet Sematary' remake

GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor Paramount's Pet Sematary is where terrible adaptations are buried, only to be resurrected as monstrous, demonic shadows of their former story of course.

As the famous proverb goes, 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again' and that's exactly what Paramount intends to do nearly thirty years after '89's forgettable adaptation of Stephen King's novel starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star in Paramount's remake. The 48-year-old Aussie, who has quietly been great in everything including Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless, Everest and Mudbound, will star as the grieving father figure whose erroneous disregard of sacred burial grounds leads him down a path of self-destruction. And if resurrecting the dead not once, not twice, but THREE times doesn't fully encapsulate today's working definition of #tilting, then perhaps Paramount going back to the well to recreate their own monstrosity does?

Pet Sematary will be helmed by Starry Eyes directors, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, and written by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) and David Kajganich (2019's Suspiria!).

Paramount's remake is slated to hit theaters April 19, 2019 - the original slot once held by Universal's "Fast and Furious 9".

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