Sink your teeth into this: yet another Stephen King novel is getting the silver screen treatment.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, James Wan and Gary Dauberman have been tapped to produce a feature film based Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot for New Line.
Dauberman will pen the script and serve as executive producer. Wan will produce. The pair took on similar roles for a number of the Conjuring universe films.
Salem’s Lot centers around a author (as many of King’s stories do) who returns home to write a story, only to find that his hometown is slowly being overtaken by vampires. Though the book has never been adapted to the big screen, it has more than once hit the small screen. Salem’s Lot was turned into a television miniseries in 1979 with a sequel in 1987. Rob Lowe starred the last adaptation, which TNT made in 2004.
No directing prospects have yet been announced for the project.
Both Dauberman and Wan are coming off a strong opening weekend for their latest film, The Curse of La Llorona (see my full review here), which scared up $26.7 million in its first three days and on a mere budget of $9 million. The duo’s next collaboration will be DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series, which debuts on the DC Universe app in late May.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited to finally see Salem’s Lot get turned into a movie? Or are you already burnt out on the Stephen King trend? Fly down to the comments section below and let me know your thoughts!