Skip to comments.Stephen King & James Wan Team Up for SALEMíS LOT Remake
Posted on 07/02/2019 2:12:03 PM PDT by NRx
A year ago, the internet was all aflutter with news that James Wan was producing a remake of Stephen Kings The Tommyknockers (which had previously been adapted for TV). That project, obviously, never materialized. Today, however, it would appear that the 20th Century and 21st Century Masters of Horror will once again attempt a collaboration with a remake of Salems Lot (originally directed by Tobe Hooper and also produced for TV).
The Wrap is also reporting that Gary Dauberman will be writing the script. The writer is one of horrors hottest properties, linked to Wan as the scribe of all three Annabelle spinoffs (not to mention The Nun), and to King as the screenwriter of Andy Muschietties IT and IT: Chapter Two.
It sounds like a dream team, and while Salems Lot still delivers thrills almost 40 years after its release, an R-rated adaptation would be fantastic. Want to fight about it?
Obviously, the project is in its infancy, but lets hope this collaboration doesnt disappear like The Tommyknockers. Fingers crossed.
Read the book first, which was a real attention getter. Then watched the original mini-series with David Soul as Ben Mears, and James Mason as Richard K. Straker.
Watched the remake (2004) with Rob Lowe, but it wasn’t as good as the first series. They’re remaking “The Stand” as well.
Back to vampires und zombies, witches and wizards have run the course.
What next? Werewolves, of course. And from there, more politically correct apocalyptic sagas And aliens.
So long as TPTB are terrified of doing something differently the same ho-hum boring predictable plot lines continue.
The producers answer to it is more cowbell.
Lol you must be around the same age as me. Me and my brother saw that in 79 (he’s 2 years younger than me) and whoa, I remember that clear as a bell to this day, the vampire kid floating outside the window, it scared the hell out of us and we were watching it in the dark or the first time we saw the master vampire with the huge long fang lol lol Thatl starred Lance Kerwin and David Soul, that will always be the top vampire movie. Oh or how about the one scene, the vampire upstairs sitting in the rocking chair!!
Progressive whore King will not see a dime from me.
“Oh or how about the one scene, the vampire upstairs sitting in the rocking chair!!”
I am probably the last American whose entire life does not revolve around politics. Sigh...
Do you think they’ll follow the book like the miniseries did so long ago?
King writes amazing novels, is an asshole personally, and most of the movie adaptations are horrible. Carrie and The Shining being two notable examples. I loved “The Stand” enough to visit most of the places in it, but can’t remember if I even knew there was a movie or TV version. Because it sucked or would have. As will the new one. Some books can’t be made into movies, that’s all there is to it.
Gotta give King props, his vampires were old school. They were evil incarnate and they looked like corpses and stunk of the grave.
Not glam, twenty something sous bois who are “misunderstood” who have skin condition and allergic to sunlight.
Unless the R movie screws it up, I might go with my brother whom we sometimes venture to the movies together.
A retread .... “the quest for more money.”
Guess they feel they need three versions now, like Carrie got
Same here. I was a kid as well and had never been more scared in my life. For weeks afterwards I would wake up in the middle of the night and stare out my window from bed waiting for the vampires to arrive.
Salem's Lot traumatized a generation of Gen-X children.
Lol. Not just Gen-Xers. Some of older sibs, too...
If they actually follow the book it will be an incredible show, IMO.
Oh wow awesome!!! Thanks! Wow, that really holds up to this day, if they are making a remake I doubt they can do it any better than that.
Unfortunately, horror films don't age well. Younger viewers tend to be put off by the dress and dated styles of pacing and cinematography and don't find them frightening in the least.
I remember Phantasm scaring the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid. Not long ago I played it for some much younger cousins who laughed and thought it was stupid. They were right.
Ditto. Socialist creep.
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