Means again in early 2019, we came upon that New Line Cinema was cooking up a brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal vampire horror novel Salem’s Lot, with the ever-busy James Wan producing. A couple of yr later, it was confirmed that It screenwriter Gary Dauberman would write and direct. Now, the film is lastly getting someplace as we now know who’s going to star in it.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Lewis Pullman has been solid within the lead position of Ben Mears, an writer who returns to his childhood dwelling of Jerusalem’s Lot searching for inspiration for his newest ebook. Nonetheless, he as an alternative discovers his hometown is being preyed upon by a vampire, main him to band collectively a ragtag group to combat the evil presence.
Pullman, who’s the son of legendary actor Invoice Pullman, has beforehand been seen in The Strangers: Prey at Evening and Dangerous Occasions on the El Royale and can quickly star in Prime Gun: Maverick. As Ben Mears, he’s moving into the sneakers of David Soul, who performed the half in Tobe Hooper’s well-remembered 1979 miniseries, and Rob Lowe, who took on the position within the shortly forgotten 2004 TV adaptation.
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THR notes that Pullman’s hiring comes forward of manufacturing beginning in Boston in September, so count on the remainder of the solid to be introduced quickly forward of filming starting. The film is Dauberman’s second directorial effort following 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home, which was in fact additionally produced by Wan. Talking of, The Conjuring filmmaker is at present busy taking pictures DC sequel Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom within the UK. Malignant, Wan’s newest horror flick, drops in theaters and on HBO Max from September tenth. It’s one in all 5 films launched this yr to have his identify on it.
Apparently, Chapelwaite, an Adrien Brody-led adaptation of King’s Jerusalem’s Lot brief story, which impressed the novel, simply premiered on Epix on August twenty second. Keep tuned for extra Salem’s Lot updates.
Supply: The Hollywood Reporter
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