Hopefully you circle anticipated release dates in pencil on your calendar (if you have a physical calendar, that is), because Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the new Pet Sematary movie now have new release dates.

According to Exhibitor Relations, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (the sequel to 2014's Godzilla) is now slated for a May 31st, 2019 release from Warner Bros., bumping it back slightly from its previous March 22nd, 2019 debut date.

Boxoffice and Bloody Disgusting, meanwhile, reveal that the new Pet Sematary film, will now be released by Paramount Pictures on April 5th, 2019, bumping it up two weeks from its original April 19th, 2019 date.

Read on for additional details on both movies, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (from the press release): "The film... is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary."


Pet Sematary: Based on Stephen King's unsettling 1983 novel of the same name, the new Pet Sematary movie is set to star Jason Clarke (Winchester, Terminator Genisys) in the lead role of brilliant doctor, devoted husband, and loving father Louis Creed.

Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) will direct from a screenplay worked on by Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers, new The Grudge movie), David Kajganich (writer of the upcoming Suspiria remake and 2007's The Invasion), and Matt Greenberg, who has writing credits on other King adaptations such as 1408 and Mercy.

Also in the cast will be John Lithgow, who will play the role of Jud Crandall, the elderly next-door neighbor of the Creeds. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are on board to produce the project, which is expected to begin filming this summer.

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