Film News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Draws ‘It’ Writer Gary Dauberman to Direct

Published on Apr 11, 2020

Film News Roundup: Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Draws ‘It’ Writer Gary Dauberman to Direct

fRequa, FicarraIn today’s film news roundup, “Salem’s Lot” and “Hellraiser” draw directors, Tara Reid and Paul Mormando find new roles and zombie pandemic thriller “16 States” lands at Lionsgate.

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New Line has hired “It” writer Gary Dauberman to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 horror novel “Salem’s Lot” from his own script.

Dauberman made his directorial debut with New Line’s “Annabelle Comes Home,” which he wrote. In addition to both “It” films, he’s also written “Annabelle,” “Annabelle Creation” and “The Nun.”

James Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper are producing “Salem’s Lot,” which is focused on writer Ben Mears returning to the Maine town of Jerusalem’s Lot (shortened to Salem’s Lot), where he had lived as a boy. He discovers that the townspeople are slowly being turned into vampires.

The book was also adapted in 1979 as a miniseries starring David Soul, and a TV

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Author: Dave McNary