As if James Wan’s schedule wasn’t busy sufficient already, the Noticed and Conjuring director is now placing collectively a brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot.
The 1975 novel tells the story of a author who goes again to his childhood house in Jerusalem’s Lot and finds that everybody he used to know is now a vampire. As followers will know, it was first tailored for tv in 1979 by Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath director Tobe Hooper, earlier than being was a miniseries in 2004.
Common Wan collaborator Gary Dauberman on script duties whereas Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper are producing. Up till now, the venture’s been and not using a director, however Deadline brings phrase immediately that Dauberman has determined to get behind the digital camera as properly. And although he doesn’t have a ton of expertise relating to directing – recognized extra for co-writing It, It: Chapter Two and Annabelle, amongst others, he did helm Annabelle Comes Residence.
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Suffice it to say, Dauberman is a trusted identify within the style, and with Wan overseeing issues from a producing standpoint, the venture must be in good fingers. After all, it stays to be seen who’ll be getting in entrance of the digital camera, however with two bonafide horror powerhouses steering the ship, an enviable forged will little doubt be assembled.
Little question the studio can be hoping for an It-sized hit right here, particularly given the present Stephen King craze, and with each Wan and Dauberman on board, they’re definitely off to begin. Fingers crossed, then, that Salem’s Lot seems to be one other spectacular adaptation of the beloved writer’s work, and never one other stinker. As a result of everyone knows issues can go both approach relating to motion pictures primarily based on Stephen King books, proper?