In 2019, New Line Cinema released an update on the production process for the theatrical adaptation of Salem’s Lot. It has been announced that the adaptation will be directed by Gary Dauberman, the director of Annabelle Comes Home. Dauberman’s latest work includes writing it: Chapter Two. Dauberman will work with James Wan, creator of The Conjuring series. Wan, who is producing the remake of Salem’s Lot, also plans to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1987 novel The Tommyknockers.