New Proof That ‘Salem’s Lot’ Reboot Will Begin Filming This Fall
The trades aren't talking about it yet, but there's plenty of proof that the reboot of 'Salem's Lot' will be filming soon.
A month ago, we pulled together some local news reports that suggested the upcoming Salem’s Lot reboot (produced by James Wan and directed by Gary Dauberman) would begin filming in New England this fall.
Now, further confirmation of the production comes from The Landmark. Earlier this week, they reported that the Princeton Library has been booked for the filming of a Stephen King movie. You guessed it: Salem’s Lot!
According to The Landmark:
“The circa 1884 building will take its star turn renamed as ‘Jerusalem’s Lot Library,’ after King’s fictional Maine setting. Apparently, location scouts were entranced not only by the library exterior’s rose granite and black slate roof, but also by the period details of the interior.”
As we previously reported, The Illuminerdi first shared rumors that Jake Gyllenhaal had been tapped to star in Salem’s Lot as Ben Mears.
Salem’s Lot, the novel by Stephen King, was first published in 1975. In 1979, a made-for-TV miniseries was released, directed by Tobe Hooper. The book was adapted again in 2004 for TV, this time with Mikael Salomon in the director’s chair.
A big “thank you” goes out to Jeremy Guerineau at Club Stephen King for putting this item on our radar.
In Salem’s Lot:
Writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town of Jerusalem’s Lot (or ‘Salem’s Lot for short) in Maine, where he lived from the age of five through nine, only to discover that the residents are becoming vampires.
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