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Salem's Lot remake to be scariest vampire movie in a long time

As we all know good and well by this point in time, James Wan (THE CONJURING, INSIDIOUS) and Gary Dauberman (ANNABELLE: CREATION, ANNABELLE COMES HOME) are teaming to adapt Stephen King's vampire novel SALEM'S LOT for New Line and the big screen. Dauberman will pen the script and executive produce while Wan will produce with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper. And today Dauberman talks a bit about the film saying that he hasn't "seen a scary vampire movie in a long, long time" and really wants to tackle that.

Dauberman:

I did have a unique way into it but again, I think the book in itself is unique. Certainly now, 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. 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.

He continues:

Salem’s Lot is the only thing that’s in front of me right now that I want to work on. It’s been fun exploring the dark corners of that town. I’m kind of a one track mind. I don’t plot too far ahead and I’m overjoyed I get to work on Salem’s Lot so right now that’s all there is for me. There’s a number of stuff in the works that I’m not a part of that I’m very excited to see when they eventually come out.

I don't know about you but I'm dying to see a truly scary vampire movie again. And I have to say if that's still possible then this is the team with the right source material to pull it off. Hell, yeah! The book was originally published in 1975, and King’s book centers on an author who

returns to his hometown in order to write about an abandoned mansion in the small town. As he discovers the home has been bought by a mysterious man from Europe, the man also realizes that townspeople are slowly being turned into vampires. The writer bands together with a ragtag group to stop the spread of vampires, with the final confrontation happening in the house with the mysterious man.

This will be SALEM'S LOT's first time on the big screen. It was already adapted twice for TV with director Tobe Hooper's 1979 miniseries adapted for the screen by Paul Monash. That version starred David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, and Lew Ayres. Rob Lowe starred in a more recent TNT adaptation in 2004 directed by Mikael Salomon from a screenplay written by Peter Filardi and co-starring Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell, Robert Mammone, and Dan Byrd. 

How excited are you to hear that Wan and Dauberman will be taking on this new big screen version of King's (debatably) scariest novel? Make sure to hit us up and let us know below!

Source: /Film

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