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Pet Sematary remake directors cast new Victor Pascow & talk Zelda!

It was just last week that we shared with you guys your killer first-look at Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch's (STARRY EYES) upcoming remake of Stephen King's debatably scariest novel to-date, PET SEMATARY. If you somehow missed that coverage last week, check it out again RIGHT HERE.

For all the first looks we got a Jason Clarke as Louis Creed, John Lithgow as Jud Crandal, Amy Seimetz as Rachel Creed, Jeté Laurence as Ellie Creed, and twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie as little Gage Creed, all I could think was "Where's Victor Pascow and Zelda!?

Well, the filmmakers are holding off on showing off Zelda just yet, but they did talk a bit about their approach to her character this time around. You can check out their comments below. But before that, we wanted to make sure that all of you guys were aware that, yes, Victor Pascow is in this new version of King's novel (I was worried there for a minute) and he is played by Obssa Ahmed (THE EXPANSE, see above). 

Sounds good to us! Now onto the Zelda stuff.

Widmyer:

It’s more accurate to the book, I’ll just say that. In the original movie, it’s a 21-year-old guy in drag playing it, and in the book, as you recall, it’s a 10-year-old girl. You go, ‘How do you top Zelda? It was big and scary and awesome, but if you think about the reality of the Zelda situation, what that would do to a family, with her wasting away in this bedroom, and a younger sister being frightened of her older sister’s debilitating illness, that on its own is pretty scary.

[We're hoping] the grounded nature of that horror would actually be scarier than a supernatural version of it. The nurse, the medical equipment, what that room would feel like as a layer of dust went on everything. 

The new film carries this synopsis:

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.

How excited YOU are for the upcoming remake? Let us know below!

Source: EW

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