On the way into to work this morning I caught a headline via Consequence of Sound announcing that James Wan was eyeing up a new adaptation of Stephen King’s second novel, Salem’s Lot, for the big screen. I immediately thought to myself, Yeah that’s a good fit. Then I remembered he was not directing The Conjuring 3 so he could focus on Aquaman 2 and decided to read a little more about it.
So even if he’s just producing the new adaptation, I think it’s still a great fit. The The Nun and It: Chapter Two screenwriter Gary Dauberman is currently enlisted to pen the new screenplay. Wan’s would be the first big screen adaptation of the classic vampire novel – the previous two being TV mini series – neither of which I’ve actually seen. Well, maybe parts of the original version when I was younger.
This news comes hot on the heels of reports that Stephen King’s short story Rest Stop is also being adapted. King adaptations are suddenly a hot commodity again these day. Let’s hope they don’t get out of hand like they did in the 80s.