Later today, the newest adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is heading to theaters everywhere, but before we take another trip to that ill-fated soured ground, we have another video interview on tap, this time with Pet Sematary (2019)’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (The Meg, Bumblebee).
During our chat with di Bonaventura, he discussed the challenges of adapting the Pet Sematary novel, his thoughts on why our society is so preoccupied with the idea of defying death and our own mortality, and how this story taps into those ideas. He also discussed how Starry Eyes helped get Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer the directing gig for this film, and why that Kölsch/Widmyer collaboration stood out from the pack of recent horror movies. Di Bonaventura also talked about not wanting to take the safe route with this iteration of Pet Sematary and taking the darkest path possible with the thematic elements to this script.
Look for Pet Sematary (2019) in theaters tonight!
SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen any of the Pet Sematary (2019) trailers and are unaware of the major change to this iteration of King’s story, then the following interview might be a bit spoilery.
In case you missed it, check here for Daily Dead's previous coverage of Pet Sematary (2019), including more interviews with the cast and crew, set visit highlights, and Heather's SXSW review.