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Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Draws ‘It’ Writer to Direct – Variety



fRequa, FicarraIn at this time’s movie information roundup, “Salem’s Lot” and “Hellraiser” draw administrators, Tara Reid and Paul Mormando discover new roles and zombie pandemic thriller “16 States” lands at Lionsgate.


New Line has employed “It” author Gary Dauberman to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 horror novel “Salem’s Lot” from his personal script.

Dauberman made his directorial debut with New Line’s “Annabelle Comes Dwelling,” which he wrote. Along with each “It” movies, he’s additionally written “Annabelle,” “Annabelle Creation” and “The Nun.”

James Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper are producing “Salem’s Lot,” which is concentrated on author Ben Mears returning to the Maine city of Jerusalem’s Lot (shortened to Salem’s Lot), the place he had lived as a boy. He discovers that the townspeople are slowly being become vampires.

The ebook was additionally tailored in 1979 as a miniseries starring David Soul, and a TV film in 2004 that starred Rob Lowe.

Dauberman is repped by ICM Companions, Trade Leisure and Felker Toczek.


“Evening Home” director David Bruckner will helm Spyglass Media’s reboot of the supernatural franchise “Hellraiser.”

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski are writing the script. David Goyer, greatest recognized for penning Christopher Nolan’s “Darkish Knight” trilogy, is writing the story and producing by way of Phantom 4 with Keith Levine.

The unique “Hellraiser” was written and directed by Clive Barker, and set on the earth of the torture-loving Cenobites. The primary movie was launched in 1987, resulting in 9 sequels.

Spyglass Media was launched final 12 months as a partnership between Gary Barber, and Lantern Leisure co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic. Barber and Roger Birnbaum had operated Spyglass Leisure between 1998 and 2010 earlier than turning into co-CEOs of MGM.

Bruckner is repped by WME, Grandview and Ziffren Brittenham. Collins and Piotrowski are repped by Grandview and the Nord Group.


Lionsgate received a bidding battle for the zombie pandemic thriller “16 States,” to be directed by Fede Alvarez (“Don’t Breathe”).

John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“Jungle Cruise”) are the screenwriters. Alvarez can be producing with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Leisure, together with Requa, Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak of Zaftig Movie, and Shintaro Shimosawa and Rodolfo Sayagues of Alvarez’ Unhealthy Hombre.

Aaron Janus is overseeing the movie for Lionsgate together with Scott O’Brien. The information was first reported by Deadline.


Tara Reid and Paul Mormando will star within the psychological thriller “Mixxer,” with Caster Fagan producing by way of his Supple Movies banner with Mormando.

Thomas J. O’Brien stars as an ex-military man who has settled right into a job as a bartender on the native pub. After a tough evening, he’s pressured to face his personal demons as he’s put on the heart of against the law, which he could or could not have dedicated. Reid will play a meddling information reporter and Mormando will painting the native drunk with a secret.

Filming was scheduled to start in Might, however has been pushed again to this summer time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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