Stephen King's most terrifying film is getting a remake

Stephen King's most terrifying film is getting a remake

Stephen King - the undisputed king of horror - has had the majority of his bestsellers made into films.

From The Shining to The Shawshank Redemption (which is, well, not exactly a horror, but great nonetheless), his works have always been made into blockbusting screen adaptions.

While we had It hit the big screen back in 2017, there has been a decided dearth of King horrors of late, but now, it appears we have something to look forward to.

King's 1975 novel, Salem's Lot, was made into a two-part miniseries for television back in 1979, and instantly became a cult classic, with its yellow-eyed, fang-toothed vampire.

Here's the trailer for the spooky original:

But now, James Wan and Gary Dauberman - who were responsible for bringing us the Conjuring universe - have paired up to adapt it again, but this time for the big screen.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Dauberman will be responsible for penning the script, and will also serve as executive producer. Wan will also produce, alongside Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

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The plot of Salem's Lot revolves around an author who moves back to his hometown to write about an abandoned mansion.

"Author Ben Mears returns to ‘Salem's Lot to write a book about a house that has haunted him since childhood only to find his isolated hometown infested with vampires. While the vampires claim more victims, Mears convinces a small group of believers to combat the undead," reads the blurb.

The project does not yet have a director, though both Wan and Dauberman would be good options. Dauberman is known for directing the Annabelle series, as well as The Nun, while Wan was the driving force behind the Saw, Insidious, and Conjuring franchises.

The pair had a successful opening weekend for their latest venture, The Curse of La Llorona, which racked up $26.7 million at the box office.