Do you know the way to Jerusalem’s Lot?
The bumpy road being taken by the New Line Cinema remake of Stephen King’s 1975 vampire masterwork Salem’s Lot has hit another pothole.
The film–expected to hit theaters April 21, 2023 (after being moved back from Sept. 9 of this year)–now has a big TBA next to it. Reports have the film being taken off the Warner Bros. release schedule altogether, and its future is a mystery. It will doubtless land somewhere–either on the big screen or on a streamer–but stay tuned for the next bulletin.
The much-anticipated remake–from writer/director Gary Dauberman–follows author Ben Mears as he returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next 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 back,” according to the synopsis.
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 (hopefully) this will be the first time it will scare fans on the Silver Screen. Only time will tell.
Keep reading Horror News Network to learn the fate of this remake of Salem’s Lot.