James Wan is producing a new take on Stephen King‘s vampire story Salem’s Lot for New Line, with Gary Dauberman (It, The Nun, Annabelle Comes Home) attached to write the script and also direct the film.
While the film’s pretty much cast up, William Sadler took to Twitter to reveal he’s also joined the fresh take on King’s material.
Just started filming “Salem’s Lot” based on @StephenKing’s terrifying novel. 🙏 Stay tuned.
— William Sadler (@Wm_Sadler) September 8, 2021
Sadler, of course, starred in Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, not to mention playing Death in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and the more recent Face the Music. He also can be seen in Joe Begos’ ultra-violent VFW, The Unholy and The Mist.
Previously announced Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (Annabelle, Clemency) plays Dr. Cody in the film, notes Deadline: “Cody assists Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman in the film), Susan Norton (Makenzie Leigh), and Matt Burke (Bill Camp) in fighting the spread of vampires. Spencer Treat Clark also stars as Mike Ryerson.”
“In Salem’s Lot, author Ben Mears (Pullman) returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book only to discover his hometown is being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.”
Fresh off Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper directed the very first adaptation of Salem’s Lot back in 1979, and a new mini-series followed in its wake more recently, in 2004.
Roy Lee and Mark Wolper will also produce the new movie, with Dauberman exec producing.