James Wan Producing New Adaptation Of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot


In case James Wan’s schedule wasn’t full enough already, The Wrap reports that the Aquaman and The Conjuring helmsman is set to produce a new adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot.

The 1975 novel was only the second of King’s to be published, and follows a writer who returns to his childhood home in Jerusalem’s Lot, where he discovers that everyone he used to know is now a vampire. The material was adapted for television in 1979 by Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, and was later made into a miniseries in 2004.

For this latest take on the novel, regular Wan collaborator Gary Dauberman is working on a script for New Line Cinema. The film will be produced by Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper, while Dauberman will also executive produce the project. The scribe has been finding a lot of work in the horror genre lately, having co-written the 2017 adaptation of King’s It, as well as penning the upcoming It: Chapter Two. He also wrote the scripts for the Wan-produced Annabelle and Annabelle Creation, and has just wrapped filming on his directorial debut, Annabelle Comes Home.

Meanwhile, if you want an idea of just how much Wan has on his plate these days, it’s worth noting that Salem’s Lot isn’t even the only King adaptation that he’s set to produce, in that the filmmaker is also attached to an upcoming feature based on 1987’s The Tommyknockers. Beyond that, Wan will produce and possibly direct Aquaman 2, is serving as executive producer on DC’s Swamp Thing and also has producing credits on the next couple of Conjuring Universe movies.

Speaking of which, the next Wan-Dauberman collaboration to arrive in cinemas will be Annabelle Comes Home, which is scheduled for release on June 28th.

Source: The Wrap

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