Stephen King: Why Has ‘Salem’s Lot’ Reboot Been Delayed?

by Thomas Tuna

It’s not wise to upset the horror master.

If there’s one person who should know the merits of a film adaptation of a Stephen King horror classic, it would be King himself, right? Well, the bestselling author recently took to social media to praise the much-delayed (yet ready to go) New Line Cinema reboot of Salem’s Lot–and questioned why Warner Bros. has not yet released the film.

Check out the post on this page, in which King says he has seen the remake “and it’s quite good. Old-school filmmaking: slow build, big payoff. Not sure why WB is holding it back. It’s not like it’s embarrassing or anything. Who knows?”

The R-rated reboot–based on King’s 1975 novel and the 1979 two-part TV series–is directed and written by Gary Dauberman, and stars Lewis Pullman as author Ben Mears, who returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot to find inspiration for his next novel. But what he finds is the town overrun by vampires.

Rounding out the cast are 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 latest on this much-anticipated reboot of Salem’s Lot.

 

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