The new film adaptation of Stephen King Salem Lot now has a release date set for 2022. The novel Salem Lot, which is about writer Ben Mears returning to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot and realizing he is infested with vampires, is King’s second novel, released in 1975. The novel was previously adapted into a two-part miniseries. by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) in 1979, which was followed by the sequel to the 1987 feature film, Return to Salem’s Lotby director Larry Cohen (The Stuff). A reboot miniseries starring Rob Lowe premiered in 2004.
Although television has seen many Salem Lot, this will be the first time that the novel will be adapted directly to film (George A. Romero was once attached to a film adaptation, but that never came to fruition). New Line is backing the new film with producers Roy Lee, Michael Clear, Mark Wolper and James Wan. The scriptwriter and assistant director is Gary Dauberman, a recurring figure on Wan’s. Prestidigitation universe. Dauberman made his directorial debut with Annabelle comes home after writing the first two Annabelle scripts and The nun. He also co-wrote both That movies, so this isn’t the first time he’s adapted King’s works.
Salem Lot now has an official release date from Warner Bros. King fans can expect the new adaptation to hit theaters on September 9, 2022. Due to the transition from films to theaters, it is highly unlikely that Salem Lot It will follow the Warner Bros. model for its 2021 roster, which included a simulcast of HBO Max during the first month of theatrical release.
This new adaptation of Salem Lot will star Bad times at the El RoyaleLewis Pullman (son of Bill Pullman) as Ben Mears. Also featured are Makenzie Leigh (Gotham) as Ben’s love interest Susan Norton, Bill Camp (The Queen’s Gambit) as high school teacher Matt Burke, Spencer Treat Clark (Agents of protection) such as gravedigger Mike Ryerson, and William Sadler (a King of The fog, The Shawshank Redemption, and The green Mile) on a paper not yet specified. The most recent addition to the Salem Lot The cast is Alfre Woodard, who previously worked with Gary Dauberman on Annabelle. She will play Dr. Cody in a little genre change from the original material.
Salem Lot It will arrive almost two months before Halloween, but the September horror has a solid track record. In fact, both That The films were released in September and were in the top 10 of the national box office in 2017 and 2019 respectively. On top of that, producers are probably giving a wide margin to the mid-October launch of Halloween ends. It remains to be seen if Salem Lot can recreate the success of That (and in fact there is always the possibility that the movie will be revealed as the first chapter of two just like That), but now, fans know exactly how long they have to wait to find out.
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