A year ago, the internet was all aflutter with news that James Wan was producing a remake of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers (which had previously been adapted for TV). That project, obviously, never materialized. Today, however, it would appear that the 20th Century and 21st Century Masters of Horror will once again attempt a collaboration with a remake of Salem’s Lot (originally directed by Tobe Hooper and also produced for TV).
The Wrap is also reporting that Gary Dauberman will be writing the script. The writer is one of horror’s hottest properties, linked to Wan as the scribe of all three Annabelle spinoffs (not to mention The Nun), and to King as the screenwriter of Andy Muschiettie’s IT and IT: Chapter Two.
It sounds like a dream team, and while Salem’s Lot still delivers thrills almost 40 years after its release, an R-rated adaptation would be fantastic. Want to fight about it?
Obviously, the project is in its infancy, but let’s hope this collaboration doesn’t disappear like The Tommyknockers. Finger’s crossed.
If it’s been a while, revisit Hooper’s Salem’s lot by giving the synopsis and trailer a spin below.
A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.
Salem’s Lott stars David Soul, James Mason, and Lance Kerwin.