Everything on the front of Gary Dauberman’s upcoming adaptation of Salem’s Lot has been quiet for quite some time. After Evil Dead Rise took its April 2023 release date, the film has been taken off of the Warner Bros. theatrical slate and no new date has been announced. While today’s news doesn’t include a release date, we can not only confirm the film is finished, but that that it also has a final runtime.
Sources have confirmed to OTN that Salem’s Lot will have a runtime of 01:53:25 but most theatre chains will likely round down to one hour and fifty-three minutes (113 minutes). As always, this includes the credits. 2023’s Salem’s Lot is significantly shorter than the 1979 TV miniseries, which clocked in at 184 minutes. The film is also shorter when compared to Dauberman’s other Stephen King adaptations, It: Chapter One and It: Chapter Two, which have runtimes of 135 minutes and 169 minutes, respectively.
New Line Cinema didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.
Read the synopsis for Salem’s Lot:
Ben Mears is a writer who returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration, only to discover his hometown is being preyed upon by a vampire, leading him to band together with a ragtag group to fight it.
Salem’s Lot stars Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Pilou Asbæk, Alfre Woodard, Alexander Ward and William Sadler. The film has no release date.