Although the recent Pet Sematary remake hasn’t turned out to be a massive hit on par with It (just under $100 million worldwide so far), the movie has been a success for Paramount and certainly won’t discourage more Stephen King adaptations from getting greenlit. This week Warner Brothers and New Line are committing to another one themselves with James Wan getting behind a new version of Salem’s Lot. Wan is already producing a new version of The Tommyknockers but now he is adding the vampire tale to his busy schedule. Hit the jump for more info.
According to Deadline, Gary Dauberman will pen a new adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 novel Salem’s Lot. Dauberman wrote It and It: Chapter 2 for Warner Brothers and New Line plus he also penned a couple of movies in The Conjuring Universe (Annabelle and The Nun). James Wan will produce along with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.
Salem’s Lot was previously adapted in 1979 by Tobe Hooper, but it was a miniseries like It, which makes you wonder if they will turn this into two movies as well. At the moment, there is no mention of that possibility. There are quite a few other Stephen King adaptations currently in the works around Hollywood including Doctor Sleep, The Talisman, The Long Walk and a new version of Firestarter. Are you interested in seeing a new version of Salem’s Lot?