Gary Dauberman is a rising star in 21st Century horror, best known for writing the screenplays for Andy Muschietti’s IT and IT: Chapter Two, not to mention all three Annabelle movies, including Annabelle Comes Home (currently in theaters) which he also directed. One of Dauberman’s upcoming projects definitely has the potential to launch him into superstardom: It’s a remake of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot.
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The filmmaker described his vision for Salem’s Lot (previously adapted by Tobe Hooper in 1979) in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Here the highlight:
“I’m very, very excited to be a part of that and tackle it. It hasn’t had the big screen treatment yet, which is how I felt about It. It’s so fun to play around with vampires and make something truly scary with vampires. I haven’t seen that in a long, long time, and I’m excited for people to see it.”
Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot, being produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster, doesn’t even have an IMDB page yet, but we’ll keep you apprised of all related news as additional details emerge. Stay tuned and check back often!
You can check out the synopsis and trailer for Hooper’s Salem’s Lot below.
A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.
1979’s Salem’s Lot stars David Soul, James Mason, and Lance Kerwin.
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