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Disneynature's Penguins Trailer Reveals Earth Day 2019 Release Date

With Earth Day 2018 celebrations happening all around the globe, Disney is celebrating in its own way, by releasing the first trailer and announcing the release date for its new DisneyNature film, Penguins. Disney has announced an April 19, 2019 release date for Penguins, which arrives just three days before Earth Day 2019, with the film actually landing in quite the crowded weekend. This will be the eighth feature film released under the Disneynature banner, which was launched a decade ago in April 2008

Disneynature's all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Ad&#233lie penguin named Steve, who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the
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Universal Wins Bidding War For Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers

The portioning of Stephen King’s oeuvre continues today, as Universal Pictures won a three-way bidding war against Netflix and Sony for Atomic Monster Productions’ feature film package centered on the author’s 1987 novel, The Tommyknockers. The project had been making the rounds following several studios’ rapid consumption of lingering King literature, prompted by the cyclopean success of Andy Muschietti’s It.

King’s 558-page sci-fi horror pivots on the residents of Haven, Maine, who fall under the influence of a peculiar object buried in the woods. Atomic Monster Productions’ founder, James Wan, is currently attached to produce but is said to be mulling over stepping behind the camera to direct, as well. Also producing are Roy Lee (The Lego Movie) and Larry Sanitsky, the latter having executive produced ABC’s 1993 miniseries based on the King novel in question.

King’s body of work has been picked clean as of late,
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Daily Podcast: Inappropriate Books We Read As A Kid, Is DC Copying Marvel By Hiring Sundance Directors? Pet Sematary, Avengers 4, King of Kong, Neill Blomkamp, Httyd 3 & PTA

Daily Podcast: Inappropriate Books We Read As A Kid, Is DC Copying Marvel By Hiring Sundance Directors? Pet Sematary, Avengers 4, King of Kong, Neill Blomkamp, Httyd 3 & PTA
On the April 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about Pet Sematary remake casting, the title for Avengers 4, Harley Quinn movie director, an update on King of Kong champion Billy Mitchell, Neill Blomkamp crowdfunding his next […]

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Jason Clarke in talks for Pet Sematary remake

Having found its directors in Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) back in October of last year, it looks like Paramount Pictures is ready to start moving forward with its big screen remake of the Stephen King novel Pet Sematary.

According to THR, Jason Clarke is in talks with the studio to take on the lead role of a father who moves his family next to the titular burial ground, which possesses the ability to bring its buried back to life.

Pet Sematary was originally adapted as a feature back in 1989, with Dale Midkiff starring as the father. It spawned the 1992 sequel Pet Sematary Two.

Several Stephen King adaptations are currently in development, with It: Chapter Two set to begin production this year and Hulu also set to premiere the anthology series Castle Rock, inspired by the Maine town featured in many of King’s works. Audience Network will
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Jason Clarke Is In Negotiations To Join The ‘Pet Sematary’ Redo

We last saw him in a magnificent turn in Netflix’s Mudbound, but Jason Clarke may turn to horror next for a role in the redo of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Australian actor is in negotiations to join the project, which is being directed by Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, who are also writing the script.

Here’s the official synopsis for the source novel, which was first published in 1983.

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.

Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.

Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.
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Jason Clarke Touted for 'Pet Sematary' Remake; Here's Everything We Know

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Update: Jason Clarke (above) is now in talks in star in the new version of Pet Sematary, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If things work out, he will play the lead role, a doctor who has moved his family out of the city into a more rural area. Tragically, his son is killed in an accident, prompting the doctor to take extreme measures.    (What follows is our original article, with many more details, first published on October 31, 2017.) Paramount Pictures has been developing a remake of Pet Sematary since 2011, but the massive success of It last month has Hollywood scrambling to catch the heat of Stephen King mania. The favor for the author's work has already continued into Netflix's Gerald's Game and 1922. Now...
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‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Wants Jason Clarke to Raise the Dead

‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Wants Jason Clarke to Raise the Dead
Zero Dark Thirty and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Jason Clarke might be getting ready to raise the dead as word comes that he’s in talks to join the cast of the Pet Sematary remake. Clarke would play Dr. Louis Creed, who discovers a cursed ancient Indian burial ground bordering his property. Sometimes, dead is […]

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New Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary to Star Jason Clarke?

Readers first learned that "sometimes dead is better" when Stephen King's Pet Sematary was published in 1983, and they'll soon learn that morbid lesson again with Paramount Pictures' upcoming reimagining of the heart-wrenching horror novel, which could potentially star Jason Clarke.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clarke is in talks to star in the lead role as a doctor and father (named Louis Creed if the movie gives the character the same name as the one in the book), who moves his family to a country home near the cursed burial grounds where pets have been laid to rest... before coming back to life with a vengeance. No other cast members have currently been announced for the new Pet Sematary movie.

Variety previously revealed that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the filmmakers behind 2014's Starry Eyes, have been set by Paramount to direct a new take on King's classic 1983 novel about life,
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Pet Sematary Remake Goes After Terminator Star Jason Clarke

Pet Sematary Remake Goes After Terminator Star Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke is officially in talks to star in the Pet Sematary remake. Stephen King's works have always been popular to adapt in Hollywood, but thanks to the success of It recently, his name is red hot and studios are looking to (hopefully) cash in with some modern takes on his classic stories. Paramount is currently cooking up a remake of Pet Sematary and now, it looks like they may have their first big-name star lined up in Clarke.

The deal for Jason Clarke to star in Pet Sematary hasn't yet closed, but he's in talks and, should he wind up locking it down, he'll play the role of Dr. Louis Creed, the main character in the novel. The role was originally played by Dale Midkiff in the 1989 Pet Sematary movie. That adaptation was a relatively modest success, having grossed $57 million at the box office, but it wasn't necessarily loved by critics.
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Jason Clarke in Talks to Lead Paramount’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake

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Jason Clarke in Talks to Lead Paramount’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake
Jason Clarke is in talks to play the lead role in Paramount’s upcoming remake of “Pet Sematary,” individuals with knowledge of the project have told TheWrap.

Based on one of Stephen King’s hit novels, “Pet Sematary” follows a doctor and his family who move out next to a pet cemetery in the countryside, only to discover that the cemetery brings back anyone or anything buried on its grounds in a malicious, decrepit state. Despite this, the doctor attempts to use it to resurrect his son after he’s killed in a car accident, to horrifying results.

Also Read: James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Join 'It: Chapter Two'

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who previously produced the adaptation of King’s “1408,” will produce with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider. The first “Pet Sematary” was released in 1989 and starred Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby. Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch will direct this version.

Clarke, whose past work includes “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” can currently be seen in theaters playing Ted Kennedy in the true-story drama “Chappaquiddick.” He will also appear in Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” later this year. He is repped by Wme, Robert Stein Management and attorney Carlos Goodman.

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Jason Clarke in Negotiations to Lead Paramount’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake

The last update we had on Paramount Pictures' planned Pet Sematary remake came, not coincidentally, last Halloween. That was to report that directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) were on board to helm the remake produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider. Now's the time for a new wave of Stephen King adaptations, and the next step in the production of one of the prolific author's most iconic stories is casting the damned thing. Now, THR reports that Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) is in negotiations to star as the remake's lead, …
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Jason Clarke Circles Paramount’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Redo

Jason Clarke Circles Paramount’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Redo
Jason Clarke, who stars in the just-released indie drama Chappaquiddick, is in talks to star in Pet Sematary, Paramount’s redo of its 1989 horror pic based on Stephen King’s 1983 novel, Deadline has confirmed. The studio has already set an April 19, 2019 release date for this one. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) are directing the pic, which Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) is adapting, about the Creed family that moves in next door to a pet…
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Jason Clarke To Star in The Remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary

Paramount Pictures has been trying to remake Stephen King's Pet Semetary for years! Now it looks like they are actually going to move forward with it as they are in the process of casting Jason Clarke in the lead role. According to THR, he's currently in negotiations. Clarke is a great actor and I think he's a great choice to take on the role of Louis Creed. Here's the story description:

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow’s tranquility, there’s an undercurrent of danger that exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift pet cemetery out back in the nearby woods.
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Jason Clarke To Star In Pet Sematary Remake

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary was already adapted in 1989 by Mary Lambert to moderate critical and financial success, but that’s not to say it can’t use a fresh coat of paint, right? In fact, that’s what the folks at Paramount Pictures are thinking, as they’re pushing ahead with a remake of it and today, they’ve found their leading man.

That would be Jason Clarke, perhaps best known for his roles in Zero Dark Thirty and Terminator Genisys. Here, he’ll play the part of Louis Creed, who was portrayed by Dale Midkiff in the 1989 film. No further casting has been announced, but this is definitely a promising start, wouldn’t you say?

For those unfamiliar with Pet Sematary, the story follows the Creed family as they move to a small town in the Northeast which borders a cemetery enabling the buried to return. Head of the family,
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Jason Clarke in Talks to Play Lead Character in ‘Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation

Jason Clarke in Talks to Play Lead Character in ‘Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation
Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the writing/directing duo behind Starry Eyes, have been tasked with bringing Pet Sematary back to the screen, with Paramount dating the new adaptation for release on April 19, 2019. Today brings casting news, as THR reports that Jason Clarke (Winchester) is in talks to star. Clarke would play Louis Creed, played by Dale Midkiff in the […]
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Jason Clarke in Negotiations to Star in ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake

Jason Clarke in Negotiations to Star in ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake
Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star in Paramount’s remake of “Pet Sematary.”

The film comes three decades after the original adaptation of the Stephen King classic. If Clarke’s deal goes through, he will play Louis Creed, portrayed by Dale Midkiff in the 1989 movie.

Variety first reported in October that “Starry Eyes” helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer would direct the movie. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing the remake with Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich writing the script, and Alexandra Loewy executive producing.

The film opens in theaters on April 19, 2019.

The original “Pet Sematary,” directed by Mary Lambert from a script by King, followed the unraveling of a family after moving into a new home in Maine next to a pet cemetery where buried creatures came back from the dead. The original was released in 1989 and grossed $57.5 million on an $11 million budget. “Pet Sematary Two,
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Stephen King Almost Co-Wrote Poltergeist With Steven Spielberg

Yesterday, EW reported that Steven Spielberg has been in possession of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s fantasy epic, The Talisman, since the 1980s and is looking to turn the 921-page novel into a full-length feature at some point. As such, while Spielberg and King have never officially partnered on a project, their first collaboration does appear to be imminent – and fans are understandably very excited.

What most aren’t aware of, however, is how close the “master of horror” and Spielberg once came to working together. Before its release in 1982, Spielberg reached out to King, wanting the prolific author to co-write the screenplay for Poltergeist with him. In the same EW interview, King revealed that the three-time Oscar winner had attempted to contact him. Unfortunately, though, he was unable to do so “because it was before the internet and we had a communication breakdown.”

Spielberg’s take on the
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Stephen King Endorses John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place

In case you haven’t heard, Stephen King’s influence on the world of film, much like his mastery over the literary medium, has now reached prolific status. The author behind several cinematic classics, such as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me, and Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption, is currently reaping the benefits of his oeuvre being divided and sold off to the highest bidder, thanks to the monstrous success of Andy Muschietti’s It.

Over the past month, King has seen his 862-page novel The Stand picked up by CBS All Access, Cedar Park Entertainment snagged his narrative poem The Bone Church, and Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s remake of Pet Sematary set a production start date. So, it’s been a profitable four weeks for King, to say the least.

While it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that the upcoming
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Steven Spielberg Wants To Adapt Stephen King’s The Talisman

There isn’t much in Stephen King’s oeuvre that hasn’t been adapted for either television or film, but his fantasy epic, The Talisman, is one piece yet to receive the visual treatment. Not for lack of trying, mind you.

Written alongside Peter Straub, the 921-page novel has been in Steven Spielberg’s ownership since the 1980s and the three-time Academy Award winner has attempted, on multiple occasions, to adapt it. Most notable was a six-hour-long miniseries written by The Skeleton Key screenwriter Ehren Kruger, which was deemed “too rich for TNT’s blood.”

In a recent sit-down with EW, Spielberg discussed how he came to be in possession of the King novel and revealed that, after thirty five years, he still wants to see The Talisman grace the big screen.

“I feel that in the very near future, that’s going to be our richest collaboration. Universal bought the book for me,
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