New Line’s Salem’s Lot is shaping as much as doubtlessly be the subsequent enormous Stephen King adaptation. Lengthy thought-about considered one of King’s finest books, the movie model’s promising forged has simply stuffed one other vital position, with THR revealing that Recreation of Thrones‘ actor Pilou Asbæk has signed on to play Richard Straker, the vampire’s acquainted. James Mason famously performed this position within the 1979 TV model by Tobe Hooper.
Gary Dauberman, who wrote the two-part adaptation of King’s It, returns for Salem’s Lot and also will be filling the director’s chair. Lewis Pullman, the son of the legendary Invoice Pullman, has the lead position of Ben Mears, an writer who returns to his hometown and finally ends up preventing a vampire.
Alfre Woodard, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp and Spencer Treat Clark round out the cast, with New Line clearly hoping this might be one other large King blockbuster within the vein of It. Certainly, the forged is shaping up properly, and it’s all the time a deal with to see King’s work being proven the respect it deserves.
New Line/Warner Bros have already slated this for a September ninth, 2022 launch, the exact same weekend that did so effectively for each chapters of It. Asbæk has been a busy man since Recreation of Thrones wrapped. He’s enjoying the unhealthy man in Sylvester Stallone’s awesome-looking Samaritan (which comes out simply two weeks earlier than this). Additionally, he has a task within the long-shelved Jackie Chan/John Cena motion flick Snafu (which appears unlikely ever to see the sunshine of day – having been filmed method again in 2018).
Are you enthusiastic about Salem’s Lot? And, whereas I’ve received you studying, what different Stephen King properties ought to be translated to the display screen, both huge or small. Lastly, is it time to sort out The Darkish Tower once more?