Gary Dauberman, who is penning the script for Salem's Lot, has said that the upcoming reboot will be one of the scariest vampire movies "in a long, long time."
Horror has come a long way. We have seen Hollywood come up with different concepts over the years to freak us out. Be it the creepy doll or a possessed nun, we have seen it all. But if you ask the older generation -- although we did have fewer options -- one horror movie that we could all relate was Salem's Lot and the iconic scene of a vampire floating near the windows.
And this was all thanks to Stephen King who completely changed the landscape around horror and vampire universe for decades. And there's no stopping him. His work is now being adapted by none other than James Wan, of The Conjuring universe fame.
And that's not all. Gary Dauberman of "Annabelle: Creation" and "Annabelle Comes Home" fame is penning the script for the upcoming movie produced by New Line. And according to him, he hasn't seen a really scary vampire movie in a long time and he really wants to tackle that.
While speaking exclusively to Joblo, Dauberman said: "I did have a unique way into it but again, I think the book in itself is unique. Certainly now, I haven’t seen a scary vampire movie in a long, long time and I’d really love to tackle that. It’s one of my favorite books. It’s one of my favorite Stephen King books. We felt it should have the cinematic treatment that we gave It. It was a miniseries as well. The experience of bringing that to the big screen was such a joy that I was so happy we will have the opportunity to do that for Salem’s Lot."
"Salem’s Lot is the only thing that’s in front of me right now that I want to work on. It’s been fun exploring the dark corners of that town. I’m kind of a one track mind. I don’t plot too far ahead and I’m overjoyed I get to work on Salem’s Lot so right now that’s all there is for me. There’s a number of stuff in the works that I’m not a part of that I’m very excited to see when they eventually come out," he added.
A reboot for "Salem's Lot" has always been on the cards considering how the book had never been adapted to the silver screen. However, it did grace the TV screens in 1979 with a miniseries starring David Soul as the writer, followed by a sequel in 1987. There was also a more recent adaptation in 2004, that had Rob Lowe playing the lead role.
Now, we can't wait to see what's in store this time and how James Wan will bring a new lease of life to the classic Stephen King novel. But let's not forget what James Wan has brought to the table over the years in terms of quality of horror movies.
We are quite certain he will do justice to the project considering how his original Conjuring film became an instant hit among horror buffs and paved the way for an entire universe of supernatural horror movies on haunted dolls and demonic nuns.