Writer and Producer Joseph Horning has been given permission by the Master of Horror, Stephen King, to produce a short film based on his short story "One For The Road", a sequel to his second novel Salem's Lot. "One For The Road" is part of Stephen King's Night Shift collection and will be classified as a "Dollar Baby", a term coined by King to refer to a select group of filmmakers whom he's granted permission to adapt one of his short stories for $1.
Salem's Lot tells the story of Jerusalem's Lot, a fictitious town in Maine that becomes overrun by vampires and is eventually burned to the ground to wipe out the infestation. "One For The Road" continues the story a few years later as a an unsuspecting family, lost in a snow storm, makes a wrong turn and winds up stranded on the outskirts of Salem's Lot! There have been several version of this story produced as a film but all of those adaptations were set in modern times while the original source material is set around 1977. Horning has decided to take his adaptation and connect it with the original 1979 mini-series of Salem's Lot directed by Tobe Hopper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) and set it nearly 40 years after the events in that film.
Horning will serve as writer and director for the project. Filming is scheduled to take place in late fall and last Through the first half of winter in Pennsylvania. There is no word on cast or crew at this early stage.