Looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer heading back to Jerusalem’s lot.
The upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel Salem’s Lot, which was originally set to premiere in theatres in September, has been delayed by several months. The horror film will now premiere early in the spring of next year, with a new release date set for 21, April 2023.
Written and directed by Gary Dauberman, Salem’s Lot is yet another film adaptation of King’s acclaimed vampire novel, after a successful television film in the 1970s, directed by tobe hooper, and an adaptation starring rob lowe.
The film is set to be the first adaptation of the novel to play in theatres, and per Deadline, the decision to delay the release is a result of Covid-related challenges in post-production.
The film is just one of many King adaptations in the works, with versions of Christine and other novels also in production. King’s book, published in 1975, follows the journey of author Ben Mears who, while struggling with writer’s block and seeking inspiration for his next novel, returns to his hometown, the eerily named Jerusalem’s Lot, to find some, particularly in the form of an abandoned mansion,
Upon further investigation, Mears realizes that there is an evil turning the residents of the town into creatures of the night — namely, vampires. He then puts together a small team of trustworthy townsfolk, and together they set out to end the vampire menace plaguing their home.