NEWS - SALEM'S LOT
Motion Picture Association has confirmed that the Salem’s Lot remake has been officially rated and got an R for "R for bloody violence and language." The movie does still not have a release date, but now that it has a rating, that's hopefully next.
The Boogeyman has also been rated and was given a PG-13 rating for “Terror, violent content, teen drug use, and some strong language.”
The movie don’t have a release date yet but hopefully that will happen soon. The problem though, might be that it’s been expanded quite a bit compared to the story.
“Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.”
Lewis Pullman had the following to say about the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot in a chat with ComicBook.com:
Gary Dauberman, the director, is really keen on doing justice to the book. But also, the previous adaptation was a two-parter, because it’s such a hefty book and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to press and find what was really at the heart of the movie to keep in, but for the most part, he’s really true to the book and keeping a lot of the original dialogue in there. He’s a Stephen King hound dog so he doesn’t wanna do Stephen dirty.
So I think it’s in good hands, Gary’s a really smart guy who has a keen eye for things. I think, not just lean on the jump scares, but lean on the more conceptual and visual things that, rather than a shock that fades out of your body in the next five minutes, something that’s more visual, like an imprint that burnt into your retinas as a disturbing image that you’ll wake up in the middle of the night that you can’t shake out of your head.
One Take News reports that multiple sources have confirmed that Alexander Ward has been cast as Kurt Barlow in the upcoming remake of Salem’s Lot.
Not much is known about the movie and no footage or stills have been released but OTN confirms that the film has been tested multiple times and overall had mostly positive reactions.
The premier is set for April 21, 2023. Posted: September 1, 2022, 14:47:01
Next Wednesday there are two test screenings for Salem’s Lot. Not sure if they have added new scenes or just want to know what people think about it but maybe some of you are able to attend (get tickets here)...and then come back and tell us all about it.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: August 25, 2022, 00:09:37
Seems the remake of Salem’s Lot is having some problems. Bloody Disgusting has the following update…
Originally set for theatrical release on September 9, 2022, the new Stephen King adaptation was recently bumped to April 21, 2023, and now the film has been undated altogether.
It’s likely that Warner Bros. is trying to figure out what to do with the movie, and whether to bring it to theaters or to streaming on HBO Max. We’ll report more as we learn it.
This is probably not a good sign…
The News we all suspected would come has now done just that. Warner Bros have confirmed that they are moving New Line’s adaptation of Salem’s Lot from Sept. 9 to April 21, 2023.
The move itself isn’t a surprice since neither a poster or a trailer has been released but to move it more than 7 months, what’s up with that? Talk about missing the target. Well, hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.
Thanks to Herbert West. Posted: June 27, 2022, 21:34:54
On August 2nd Penguin Books will release a new paperback edition of Salem’s Lot with a movie tie-in cover. Not sure if it’s the same as the poster for the movie but probably.
Order your copy here.
On The John Campea Show, they talk about the Salem's Lot trailer (fast forward 38 minutes). They seem to have a hard time to focus but they give an insight into what was shown and they seem to love it.
Thanks to Jimmie Rudolfsson
On September 9 Warner Bros. bringings the remake of Salem’s Lot to theaters and we’re all waiting for the trailer.
Yesterday the first footage debuted at CinemaCon. This particular footage probably won’t be making its way online, but Bloody Disgusting have some social media reactions that at least help paint a picture of what was shown.
William Sadler will play Kurt Barlow in the 2022 remake of Salem's Lot. In the 1979 version Reggie Nalder played Barlow and in the 2004 remake Rutger Hauer.
The Hollywood Reporter reports about more casting news for Salem's Lot.
Jordan Preston Carter will play 12-year-old Mark Petrie, Nicholas Crovetti will play Danny Glick and Cade Woodward plays Danny’s younger brother Ralph.
Dread Central also have the first image of the Marsten House.
Deadline reports that John Benjamin Hickey is set to play Father Callahan in the new adaptation of Salem’s Lot. The movie is set to premier September 9, 2022.Posted: September 27, 2021, 11:57:50
THR reports that Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) has been cast in the new Salem’s Lot movie. Asbæk takes on the role of Richard Straker, the vampire’s familiar who prepares for the arrival of his master and does plenty of dirty work.Posted: September 11, 2021, 14:04:54
The new film version of Salem’s Lot has gotten a released date. It will be out in theaters on September 9, 2022.Posted: September 9, 2021, 14:49:42
William Sadler revealed that he is part of the upcoming remake of Salem's Lot. No word on who he will play but I have a feeling he will keep us updated.
Alfre Woodard joins the cast of Salem's Lot. Alfre will play Dr. Cody who assists Ben Mears and Susan Norton to fight the vampires.
Isn't Dr. Cody a man some of you might ask? And yes, in the book Dr. Jimmy Cody is a man but I don't see that this change will be a problem for the movie.
Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp and Spencer Treat Clark has been cast in the remake of Salem’s Lot. Leigh will play Susan Norton, Camp is Matthew Burke and Clark is Mike Ryerson.
Looks like the new adaptation of Salem’s Lot (written and directed by Gary Dauberman), is set to begin filming soon in Ipswich, Massachusetts! Ipswich Local News reported:
Downtown will again be used as a backdrop when filmmakers roll into town in September.
Filming will take place in the AnnTiques area of South Main Street for five or six days, town manager Tony Marino told the select board on Monday.
The movie planned is ‘Salem’s Lot, a remake of Stephen King’s classic tale about vampires in small-town Maine.
According to the Hollywood Reporter Gary Dauberman (who’s already been tapped to write the sript) has now also closed a deal to direct New Line’s remake of Salem’s Lot. James Wan is producing with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.
This will be the third time Salem’s Lot is filmed.
Salem’s Lot is heading to the big screen for the first time. It’s been done for TV twice earlier. Once in 1979 and once in 2004.
James Wan and Gary Dauberman are teaming to adapt the novel for New Line. Dauberman will write the script and serve as executive producer and Wan will produce with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.
No release date has been mentioned yet.
Creature Corner had a report about the remake of Salem's Lot today. They reported that there would be one feature movie and one miniseries.
Denise DiNovi (Edward Scissorhands) is currently developing it with Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding & My Best Friend's Wedding) is attached to direct.
There has been no word about when it will be done though.
4 Filmmakers has a re-release of Salem's Lot listed on their site. Whether this movie really will be done remains to be seen though...
Here is what they have listed:
Title: Salem's Lot
Logline: Vampires take over a small New England town.
Notes: Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Studios Involved: Warner Brothers
Directors: P.J. Hogan
Studio/Prod. Co. Executives: Kevin McCormick
Writers: Joe Gangemi
Genres: Adaptation, Horror, Remake
Producers: Denise DiNovi
Project Types: In Development
Production Companies: Village Roadshow, DiNovi Pictures
Exec. Producers: None
Co-Producers Assoc.: None