It looks like there’s by no means a scarcity of upcoming Stephen King motion pictures and TV exhibits, however for certainly one of these initiatives, we’ll apparently want to regulate our viewing plans for it. It was reported earlier this week that Warner Bros. Pictures intends to launch the Salem’s Lot remake as a Max unique now reasonably than in theaters. Fresh off that information, King himself is now hyping the upcoming remake of his 1975 novel, which, amongst different issues, he described as “faithful.”
Just so we’re all on the identical web page, it hasn’t been formally confirmed that Salem’s Lot will go straight to streaming, solely that as of this writing, it stays delayed and with out a particular launch date. But as one shouldn’t be stunned, King is has already seen the film and shared his ideas about it on X (previously referred to as Twitter), beginning with the next:
There was a time when Salem’s Lot was alleged to be launched on April 21, 2023, however Warner Bros. ended up shifting it out of that spot and slotted in Evil Dead Rise as an alternative. So though there’s phrase that the studio needs to ship it to Max subscribers (which is seemingly motivated by the continued SAG-AFTRA strike), “shelved” isn’t a foul description for that venture presently. Still, Stephen King is clearly impressed by what he noticed and is raring for the general public to expertise it too, even when he doesn’t approve of sure inventive choices. He continued in a separate X post:
Stephen King added in separate posts that the “best scene” within the Salem’s Lot remake is “Danny Glick in the hospital, trying to claw down a blood bag,” which he mentioned “could have been directed by John Carpenter in his prime.” This would be the second time the unique novel has been tailored in live-action, the primary time being for a 1979 TV miniseries. However, this world was briefly explored on the large display screen in 1987’s A Return to Salem’s Lot, which was a sequel to the miniseries.
As far as this new adaptation goes, the Salem’s Lot forged consists of Lewis Pullman as Ben Mears, Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody, Bill Camp as Matthew Burke and Pilou Asbæk as Richard Straker, amongst others. Gary Dauberman, who has prior Stephen King expertise from writing the IT motion pictures, each penned and directed this characteristic. Ironically, if this Max plan finally ends up being carried out for Salem’s Lot, it’ll be the other of what was carried out for the final King movie adaptation, The Boogeyman, which was given a theatrical rollout after initially being supposed solely for individuals with a Hulu subscription.
Whether it first performs on a giant display screen or will solely be out there streaming, let’s hope Salem’s Lot scores a brand new launch date so followers can know after they’ll get to witness all of the compelling materials that Stephen King has teased. Until then, hold observe of what motion pictures are positively popping out within the close to future with our 2023 launch schedule and 2024 launch schedule.