By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The PET SEMATARY remake directed by STARRY EYES’ Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer now has its Jud Crandall.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Lithgow has come aboard the new SEMATARY as Crandall, neighbor to the Creed family. When Louis Creed (played by Jason Clarke) loses his little son in a tragic accident, Crandall informs him of an ancient burial ground that can bring the dead back to life—but at an awful price. Jeff Buhler (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) adapted Stephen King’s novel; Paramount has set an April 19, 2019 release date. Fred Gwynne, of course, played Crandall in the previous 1989 SEMATARY.