Horror heavy-hitter James Wan, the man behind The Conjuring universe, is adapting one of Stephen King‘s biggest hits, the 1975 vampire novel Salem’s Lot.
THR is reporting that The Nun‘s Gary Dauberman has signed on the pen the adaptation and executive produce the film with Wan producing.
This will not be the first time we’ve seen an adaptation of the spooky tale. Back in 1979, there was a miniseries version by the late, great Toby Hooper. In 2004 TNT hosted a new miniseries adaptation starring Rob Lowe. But this marks the first feature film adaptation.
The tale follows writer Ben Mears, who returns to his Maine hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot. But soon, he uncovers that the town is overrun with vampires. There is no word yet if the film will include King’s expansion of the novel with the short stories “Jerusalem’s Lot” and “One for the Road”.
The director and cast have yet to be announced. Let’s hope they can tap some of the all-stars in Dauberman’s IT: Chapter Two.