‘Salem’s Lot’ Star Says Remake Will Be “True To The Book”

by Thomas Tuna

The road to Jerusalem’s Lot may be smoother than it appears.

The New Line Cinema remake of Stephen King’s 1975 vampire masterwork Salem’s Lot is taking a winding road to the big (or small?) screen–with its last release date cancelled and it currently being off the Warner Bros. calendar altogether–but at least its star thinks the finished product will be worth the wait.

This new adaptation–from writer/director Gary Dauberman–stars Lewis Pullman as author Ben Mears, who returns to his childhood home to find inspiration for his new novel. But what he finds is the town overrun by vampires. And Pullman–during a recent interview with comicbook.com–said the remake is in good hands with Dauberman.

The filmmaker, Pullman said, “is really keen on doing justice to the book. For the most part, he’s really true to the book and keeping a lot of the original dialogue. He’s a Stephen King hound dog, so he doesn’t wanna do Stephen dirty.”

Dauberman, Pullman added, is “a really smart guy who has a keen eye for things. He doesn’t just lean on the jump scares, but on the more conceptual and visual things–like an imprint that burns into your retinas as a disturbing image that you can’r shake out of your head.”

Pullman is joined in the cast by 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.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this adaptation of Salem’s Lot.

 

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