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James Wan and The Conjuring guys are making a Salem’s Lot movie

April 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

The Stephen King resurgence continues with Salem’s Lot getting the big screen treatment following in the footsteps of IT and Pet Sematary.

And this time there’s some serious horror credentials behind it.

James Wan and Gary Dauberman, the producer and writer collaborators behind the Conjuring movies are set to head to King’s second most famous time with Dauberman writing.

The book – unquestionably one of King’s best – focuses on a town called  Salem’s Lot where a mysterious new inhabitant has appeared and at the same time the townfolk are coming vampires.

It was of course made into a (then) terrifying TV miniseries in 1979 starring David Soul and James Mason but out of all King’s work, it’s one that’s been crying out for an update.

Published in 1975, 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.

There’s no director attached at this stage but it certainly has our attention already.

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….