James Wan to Adapt Stephen King's Salem's Lot With It Writer

Salem's Lot

As the filmmakers behind Warner Bros.' Conjuring franchise, James Wan and longtime collaborator Gary Dauberman are among the most successful individuals in the horror film genre today, and they're continuing their partnership with a new Stephen King adaptation.

Dauberman has signed on to write the script for a feature film adaptation of King's classic horror novel Salem's Lot, while also attached as executive producer. The film will be produced by Wan through his production company Atomic Monster, though no director has been announced to helm the project at this time.

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This marks the second King novel Dauberman has adapted for the big screen, penning both installments of It, with the second half of the adaptation slated for release in September. In addition to his work on the two-part horror story, Dauberman has worked with Wan on Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. The spinoff trilogy's upcoming third installment, Annabelle Comes Home, will be Dauberman's feature directorial debut and features a  script he co-wrote with Wan.

First published in 1975, Salem's Lot sees an author return to his hometown in Maine, only to discover it has recently been infested with vampires. The bestselling novel was previously adapted as two separate television miniseries in 1979 and 2004, with both receiving Emmy Award nominations.

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(via Deadline)

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