According to new messages Spider Man: Far From Home star Jake Gyllenhaal appears in Stephen King’s latest remake Salem’s Lot. King’s works have seen a recent surge, including the critically acclaimed IT, the editing of The score, a newly announced reboot of Christine and Lisey’s story currently streaming on AppleTV+. There have been over 50 adaptations of King’s work, of which Salem’s Lot has already seen a TV movie and TV miniseries. With some notable exceptions, such as: The Dark TowerKing’s recent on-screen work has been not only productive but profitable, and, Salem’s Lot is likely to be another hit for the master of horror.
In 2019, New Line Cinema announced that they were preparing to adapt the second novel by Stephen King, which was originally released in 1975. Since James Wan would be producing, along with Gary Dauberman, who will also be writing and directing, it looks like they have a winner before a single scene is shot. Reports that Gyllenhaal has been approached for the lead role of Ben Mears appeared on Illuminderi.com today, claiming an official offer has been made to the Brokeback Mountain actor to appear in the role of David Soul in the 1979 film and Rob Lowe in the 2004 miniseries.
While other casting news is still scarce, it is believed that the James Bond The franchise’s newest Blofeld, Christopher Waltz, takes on the battle to play the villainous Straker, a mysterious character who arrives in the small town of Jerusalem with a dark cargo in tow. With his recent portrayal of Bond’s nemesis, Waltz is certainly able to provoke the kind of brooding menace required for the role, and would be an ideal candidate to take over from James Mason, who appears for the first time in the series. role appeared. However, it is not yet known whether Waltz has been approached by the studio.
Salem’s Lot is currently expected to begin filming sometime in the fall, and while no release date has currently been set, the final film is expected to arrive sometime towards the end of 2022 at the earliest. It remains to be seen whether Jake Gyllenhaal characters on the line, but the idea of what he could bring to the new version is an exciting prospect for fans of both the actor and the novel. With impressive credentials to his name, we were in for a compelling performance that would surely surpass its predecessors in the role of Mears. In addition to his serious roles in Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead, he also recently moved to the more fabulous with his Spider-Man: Far From Home appearance as Mysterio, and of course we can’t forget or explain his pioneering role in most cases Donnie Darko.
With a long way to go, it will probably be a while before we get to see production details, additional castings, or any idea of what the movie will look like. Fans of King, like myself, will be eagerly awaiting this when filming starts as scheduled in September.
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