‘Salem’s Lot’ Starts Shooting, Adds Genre Veteran To Cast

Stephen King’s 1975 vampire classic Salem’s Lot is in front of the cameras–and the cast continues to grow.

The New Line Cinema feature film has started production in Boston, according to a report on JoBlo.com, with William Sadler the latest member of the cast. Check out Sadler’s personal tweet announcing his involvement on this page.

Sadler brings a King connection to this new film, having already appeared in adaptations of the horror master’s The Shawshank RedemptionThe Green Mile and The Mist. The actor also has had key roles in Die Hard 2 and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Sadler–whose role in Salem’s Lot is not known at this time–joins Lewis Pullman (as Ben Mears), Makenzie Leigh (as Susan Norton), Spencer Treat Clark (as Mike Ryerson), Bill Camp (as Matt Burke) and Alfre Woodard (as Dr. Cody) in the cast.

The film–written and directed by Gary Dauberman (who co-wrote It and ItChapter Two)–follows author Ben Mears, who “returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book,” according to the official synopsis, “only to find his hometown is being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.”

King’s bestselling novel was first adapted in 1979 as a two-part TV series starring David Soul and James Mason. Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the small-screen event was a hit, earning Emmy Award and Edgar Award nominations.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on this adaptation of Salem’s Lot.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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