Stephen King’s iconic vampire tale SALEM’S LOT has been adapted for Television on two separate occasions but has never made it to the big screen until now. One of the current reigning kings of horror, James Wan and writer Gary Dauberman are teaming up to bring a big-budget version to theaters.
Wan and Dauberman have collaborated on some big hits from The Conjuring universe.
Dauberman will write the script and serve as executive producer. Wan will produce along with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper. There is no director attached to the project as of now.
Wan and Dauberman are both producers on the current horror hit, The Curse of La Llorona. Wan is the mega-horror filmmaker who launched the successful franchises Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring. He also directed the billion-dollar hit, Aquaman.
Dauberman wrote Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, and directs the third film, Annabelle Comes Home this June. He also wrote the successful spinoff, The Nun and worked on the huge hit It as well as It: Chapter Two.
Published in 1975, Lot told of a writer who returns to his hometown, Salem’s Lot, in order to write about an abandoned mansion in the small town. As he discovers the home has been bought by a mysterious man from Europe, the man also realizes that townspeople are slowly being turned into vampires. The writer bands together with a ragtag group to stop the spread of vampires, with the final confrontation happening in the house with the mysterious man.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter