24 Apr 2019 12:41 PM +00:00 UTC

Aquaman Director James Wan To Produce A New Adaptation of Stephen King's Salem's Lot

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Stephen King's vampire novel Salem's Lot is getting a movie adaptation for New Line, THR reports, and it will be produced by James Wan and Gary Dauberman, the writer collaborators behind many of the most popular hits of The Conjuring horror universe.

Aquaman director James Wan is set to produce along with Mark Wolper and Roy Lee while Dauberman will pen the script and serve as executive producer.

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Published in 1975, Salem's Lot is about an author who returns to his hometown so he can write about an abandoned mansion in the small town. As he learns that the home has been bought by a mysterious man from Europe, the man also realizes that townspeople are slowly becoming vampires. The writer joins a ragtag group to stop the spread of vampires, with the final confrontation happening in the house with the mysterious man.

This will be the first time Salem's Lot will be adapted to the big screen. The novel was adapted into the 1979 miniseries starring David Soul as the writer, and a sequel in 1987 followed. There was also a more recent adaptation made by TNT in 2004, and it starred Rob Lowe.

The new Salem's Lot adaptation still doesn't have a director at this stage.

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