You could say that Gary Dauberman is on a bit of a roll in Hollywood lately.
Not only has he written the screenplays for both IT and IT: Chapter Two, but his directorial debut Annabelle Comes Home has just been released in theatres this weekend, with a current fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Next up for Dauberman is another adaptation of a Stephen King novel, this time the vampire heavy Salem’s Lot.
He has this to say to the Hollywood Reporter on the new movie;
I like to be as true to the story as I possibly can until it gets a little too unwieldy for a movie. I’m very, very excited to be a part of that and tackle it. It hasn’t had the big screen treatment yet, which is how I felt about It. It’s so fun to play around with vampires and make something truly scary with vampires. I haven’t seen that in a long, long time, and I’m excited for people to see it.
The novel, which was previously adapted by Tobe Hooper back in 1979 as a miniseries has had a hard time getting to the big screen, but with James Wan producing, I think we can assume that Dauberman is about to have another hit on his hands.
There’s currently no release information about the remake, but expect to hear more about this after juggernaut IT: Chapter Two releases this September.