Primarily based on the Stephen King novel, the brand new script for New Line’s film comes from Gary Dauberman. He beforehand discovered success with tackling King’s work as the author of It and It: Chapter Two, each of which have been very nicely obtained. Dauberman can also be on board to direct this time round after making his directorial debut with 2019’s Annabelle Comes Residence. Together with writing and directing, Dauberman govt produces Salem’s Lot with Michael Bederman, Atomic Monster’s Judson Scott, and Vertigo’s Andrew Childs.
If the film is successful, this might show to be a breakthrough function for rising actor Lewis Pullman. The son of actor Invoice Pullman, Lewis beforehand shared the display together with his father within the western film The Ballad of Lefty Brown in 2017. His different credit embrace Aftermath, The Strangers: Prey at Night time, and Unhealthy Instances on the El Royale. The 28-year-old actor can even seem within the upcoming sequel High Gun: Maverick which is about to be launched in November. Pullman will also be seen within the upcoming Amazon collection Outer Vary.
Salem’s Lot was beforehand developed as a two-part TV miniseries in 1979. Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath), the film starred David Soul as Ben Mears. James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, and Fred Willard additionally starred. This incarnation may be very memorable for its distinctive depiction of the vampire Kurt Barlow (Reggie Nalder) together with a very eerie portrayal of the long-lasting window scene.
In 1987, Larry Cohen helmed A Return to Salem’s Lot, a film that served as a sequel to the 1979 collection. TNT rebooted the property in 2004 with a brand new two-part miniseries that includes Rob Lowe as Ben Mears. New Line Cinema would later announce in 2019 that they’d be subsequent to hit the nicely with a brand new theatrical film primarily based on the unique novel. Dauberman was initially introduced because the screenwriter and was later confirmed as director in 2020.
This is not the one upcoming venture in growth primarily based on a preferred vampire novel. AMC is shifting ahead with a live-action TV collection primarily based on Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire with plans to adapt Rice’s different novels as separate reveals. Jacob Anderson was lately forged as Louis, becoming a member of Sam Reid in a co-starring function as Lestat.
As for Salem’s Lot, there’s nonetheless no launch date that is been introduced by New Line. The excellent news is that manufacturing cannot be too far off at this level with the forged beginning to come collectively. In fact, as is the case any time a beloved ebook will get a brand new adaptation within the works, followers are going to be each excited and leery till extra data is revealed. This news involves us from The Hollywood Reporter.