NEWS - SALEM'S LOT
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