The upcoming prequel to Stephen King's Pet Sematary simply bought a large injection of cool now that Pam Grier has formally boarded the solid, as per Selection. It's solely been two years since we final noticed the story delivered to life within the reasonably profitable retread directed by Kevin Okayölsch and Dennis Widmyer, which in itself was a remake of the 1989 unique that went on to get a largely unconnected sequel three years later, so the previous was actually the one place left to go.
The still-untitled film might be heading straight to Paramount+ because the upstart platform appears to be like to ascertain itself as a critical power within the streaming wars proper out of the gate, and given the business's continued obsession with all issues King, it's not the worst thought regardless of the Pet Sematary model rising from the grave in double-quick time.
Narratively, the prequel might be heading many years into the previous, with Jackson White set as a younger Jud Crandall, beforehand performed by Fred Gwynne and John Lithgow, filling the 'mysterious previous man who is aware of far more than he's letting on' template. Mare of Easttown's Jack Mulhern and The Revenant's Forrest Goodluck are additionally on board alongside Natalie Alyn Lind and Isabella Star LaBlanc, however their roles haven't been confirmed simply but, however that gained't be too distant with manufacturing set to kick off subsequent month.
Grier wants no introduction, having first shot to fame as one in every of Blaxploitation's most notable icons within the Nineteen Seventies, earlier than she gained a completely new era of followers twenty years later after headlining Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Lindsey Beer, who wrote Netflix teen dramedy Sierra Burgess is a Loser and seems to be one in every of Hollywood's most in-demand screenwriters trying on the sheer quantity of initiatives she's at the moment hooked up to, will make her directorial debut on the Pet Sematary prequel, which doesn't have a launch date introduced.
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