The ‘Salem’s Lot’ Release Has Been Pushed Back Until Spring

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Some disappointing news in the Kingdom today. Bloody Disgusting got wind that the all-new adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot has been pushed from September 2022 until April 2023. Sorry about it.

After the success of their IT films, New Line is pulling zero punches on its upcoming adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot, Stephen King’s second novel. The studio has hired a familiar face, Gary Dauberman, to helm the big-budget project. Dauberman wrote IT: Chapter 2 as well as the Annabelle series.

‘Salem’s Lot was first published in 1975 and became Stephen King’s first #1 bestseller in The New York Times. The novel became an immediate classic and quickly spawned the 1979 TV miniseries adaptation from Tobe Hooper.

The creative team behind the new ‘Salem’s Lot is a who’s-who of the spooky mainstream. It is directed by Gary Dauberman, the writer behind It: Chapter Two and the Annabelle series. You’ve also got James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) producing alongside Mark Wolper and Roy Lee. Lee has the honor of producing IT, which currently sits as the highest-grossing horror movie ever made. I guess $700 M opens a few doors these days.

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Lastly, how do you feel about this new version of ‘Salem’s Lot? Are you excited to see what Dauberman and friends are cooking up? Let me know on Twitter via @joshkorngut. I’m always down to talk all things, Stephen King!

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