New Salem's Lot film coming from It-screenwriter Gary Dauberman

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Gerald

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Of course he's also known for the Annabelle series and The Nun. Hard to say what to expect of it, because apparently it's gonna be one movie. To do it in one movie is hardly possible, unless it's gonna be a real long one - I suppose at the most they do it at three hours again like Hooper's series.

So it seems Salem's Lot is hot again, with also the Adrien Brody series coming.
 

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I'm just reading the part in Dario Argento's autobiography where he met Reggie Nalder (who plays Barlow). Argento hadn't planned for him to be in his debut film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, but he just happened to meet him when he was coming out of a clothing shop near where Argento lived. Argento recognised him immediately from his role as the assassin in Hitchcock's The Man who knew too much. Nalder was on vacation in Rome and Argento offered him a role, again as an assassin, on the spot - which turned out to be among the best scenes in the film.
 

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It's so hard to imagine what they can do new with it. It's essentially a traditional vampire story, it's Dracula brought to a small New England town. If you change it too radically it won't have that traditional feel anymore. Something like IT gives you many more options, because IT is whatever your biggest fear is. So you can come up with any monster you like. But a traditional vampire is just that - you can't change it too much.
The version with Rob Lowe brought some new elements, but not so many. On the whole it felt rather superfluous. I enjoyed it to a degree, but it wasn't something I have bought or watched too many times.