James Wan to Produce New ‘Salem’s Lot’ Adaptation

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.

Plot synopsis:

Novelist Ben Mears returns to his childhood town of Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine and discovers that vampires have taken over in his New England hometown.

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.

Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.