It has been a minute since we final heard something about author/director Gary Dauberman’s remake of Salem’s Lot. The movie was initially scheduled by Warner Bros. to be launched in theaters for Spooky Season 2022, however it was pushed it to 2023 that summer time, and it was then taken off the discharge calendar fully. Stephen King followers have been left questioning for months once we would possibly truly get to see the film… and whereas we do not but have information of a launch date, there’s a new report at the moment saying that the studio is contemplating pivoting the distribution plan for the function and making it a Max unique.
Phrase of this behind-the-scenes improvement comes from Selection, which notably says that the choice has nothing to do with the standard of the movie. As a substitute, the decision is seemingly being motivated by the on-going SAG-AFTRA strike. Due to work stoppages, there’s a rising want for exclusives to placed on Warner Discovery’s proprietary subscription streaming service, and Salem’s Lot, having spent many, many months on the shelf, is being seen as an possibility.
What’s fascinating about this potential change is that it is the antithesis of what occurred at the beginning of the 12 months with 2023’s greatest new Stephen King adaptation: director Rob Savage’s The Boogeyman. By way of its improvement, The Boogeyman was deliberate as a Hulu unique, however issues modified when the studio did check screenings. King personally questioned why the movie wasn’t getting a shot on the large display screen, and it led to twentieth Century Studios altering technique. The function performed in theaters this previous summer time and arrived on Hulu/house video earlier this month simply in time for Halloween. It was a win/win.
Gary Dauberman’s Salem’s Lot, starring Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Invoice Camp, Pilou Asbæk, Alfre Woodard, and William Sadler, went via principal images again in 2021, and it was reported in summer time 2022 that the challenge was coping with COVID-related points in post-production. It’s the third adaptation of Stephen King’s guide, however this marks the primary time that it was been made as a function. Director Tobe Hooper first made Salem’s Lot as a miniseries again in 1979 and Mikael Salomon helmed a small display screen remake in 2004 starring Rob Lowe.
Extra to come back…