‘The Conjuring’ duo James Wan and Gary Dauberman are to reunite yet again to tackle an adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’.
Wan will produce alongside with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper whilst Dauberman will pen the script as well as serving as executive producer.
As yet, no director has been set to take the helm.
King’s 1975 horror was his second published novel and tells the story of a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town of Jerusalem’s Lot (or ‘Salem’s Lot for short) in Maine, where he had lived from the age of five through nine, only to discover that the residents are becoming vampires.
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In 1979, the story was adapted into a two-part miniseries which was directed by Tobe Hooper and starred David Soul as Ben Mears and James Mason as Richard Straker, the towns mysterious new arrival.
The property’s latest version was the 2004 miniseries of the same name starring Rob Lowe as Ben as well as Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer and James Cromwell.
Wan’s last movie as a director was ‘Aquaman’, he is currently weighing up his options as to which project he should go for next.
Dauberman will be making his directorial debut with the third in the ‘Annabelle’ saga, ‘Annabelle Comes Home’. He also worked on the upcoming ‘IT’ sequel ‘IT: Chapter 2’.
Wan and Dauberman’s latest ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ has just released in the U.S. and has already hit $26.7 million at the U.S. box office. It opens in the UK May 3rd.