Almost exactly a year ago we reported that James Wan would be producing a new take on Stephen King’s vampire novel Salem’s Lot. We informed you back then that Gary Dauberman (IT, Annabelle Comes Home) would be penning the script. Now, news has come (via THR) that Dauberman will also be in the director’s chair.
Published in 1975, Salem’s Lot centers on a writer who returns to his childhood home, the town of Jerusalem’s Lot where he discovers there’s a vampire plaguing the town.
Dauberman had this to say last year:
I did have a unique way into it but again, I think the book in itself is unique,” Dauberman told Slash Films. “I haven’t seen a scary vampire movie in a long, long time and I’d really love to tackle that. It’s one of my favorite books. It’s one of my favorite Stephen King books. We felt it should have the cinematic treatment that we gave IT; IT was a miniseries as well.” He continued, “The experience of bringing that to the big screen was such a joy that I was so happy we will have the opportunity to do that for Salem’s Lot.”
Roy Lee and Mark Wolper are producing along with Wan. Dauberman is executive producing.