Don’t pack for that trip to Jerusalem’s Lot just yet.
Salem’s Lot–the New Line Cinema big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 horror classic–has been bumped from its announced Sept. 9 release date all the way to next spring–to Apr. 21, 2023, to be precise.
The change–announced by Deadline–reportedly is due to COVID-19-related delays in the post-production process. The film also went through several days of additional photography about six weeks ago.
The remake–written and directed by Gary Dauberman–follows author Ben Mears as he returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his new book. But what he finds is his hometown “being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire, leading him to band together with a ragtag group to fight it,” according to the logline.
The cast includes Lewis Pullman as Mears, Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, Bill Camp as Matt Burke, Spencer Treat Clark as Mike Ryerson, Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody, William Sadler as Kurt Barlow, Pilou Asbaek as Richard Straker, John Benjamin Hickey as Fr. Callahan, Jordan Preston Carter as Mark Petrie, Nicholas Crovetti as Danny Glick and Cade Woodward as Ralph Glick.
King’s bestseller was adapted as a two-part TV miniseries back in 1979–starring David Soul and James Mason–but this is the first time it will scare fans on the Silver Screen.
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