The official synopsis for the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has been revealed, unearthing more about the film’s plot.

Pet Sematary hit shelves in 1983, with the first adaptation of the book being made in 1989 and while that version wasn’t one of the best King adaptations, this latest version looks to make up for what that one lacked – and capture the genuine terror of King’s original story.

Obviously, fans of the book will already know what the film will be about, but Paramount Pictures has released an official synopsis for the remake starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Amy Seimetz, which teases an “unfathomable evil”:

“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”

In addition to this, Paramount have also confirmed the younger cast members, who will play the children of the Creed family. Jeté Laurence will play Ellie, with twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie playing her younger brother Gage.

Directors of Starry Eyes, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch are directing the remake, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who recently worked on the King adaptation 1408) producing alongside Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider, with a script from Nightflyers showrunner Jeff Buhler.

With the horrors that last year’s IT remake brought to life, there’s plenty of potential scares to come from Pet Sematary, which is slated for released on April 5th, 2019 in the US, and April 19th, 2019 in the UK.

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