It was going to be a few months before the world saw a Stephen King adaptation classic novel Salem Bundle. Deadline reported that the film, which was scheduled for release in September, will be pushed back to April 21, 2023. The delay is due to COVID-related reasons which impacted the production of the New Line film.
The film will be the second film from writer-director Gary Dauberman, who has become a go-to horror director for New Line. His directorial debut was Conspiracy spin off, Annabelle Comes Homein 2019. He became known for his work written as It’s chapter one and Of them, the nun, Are you scared of the dark?and the cancellation Swamp Thing series. He will be in charge of the executive production of the Salem Bundle adaptation with Michael Bederman, Andrew Childs and Judson Scott. Michael Clear, Roy Lee, James Wan and Mark Wolper are the producers.
The modern take on the classic vampire novel will star Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), Pilou Asbaek (game of thrones), Spencer Treat Clark (Animal Kingdom), William Sadler (Bill and Ted face the music), Alfree Woodard (See), Bill Camp (american rust) and John Benjamin Hickey (Gossip Girl).
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After his success with Carrie in 1974, the following year Stephen King released Salem Bundle. He continued his success as a new horror author, leading to his prolific career over 40 years later. The vampire novel was adapted into a miniseries in 1979 by Tobe Hopper. With three Emmy nominationsthe series was a critical success.
The story follows a writer named Ben Mears (Pullman), who returns to his Lot hometown of Jerusalem. When he goes to a mansion in the city, he discovers that the European owner is a vampire who turns the townspeople into nocturnal creatures. The writer transforms into a vampire slayer as he gathers allies to stop the spread of vampirism.
Salem Bundle will be released in theaters on April 21, 2023.