Few writers have dominated best-seller lists for as long as Stephen King, the master of horror. With masterpieces such as “The Shining,” “IT,” “The Green Mile,” and “11/22/63,” the native Mainer began a career with the release of “Carrie” in 1974.
King has written over 60 novels and hundreds of short stories. Not only has King ruled the literary world for a long time, but dozens of his works have been adapted for film and television.
According to LitHub, King has adapted more of his work for film than any other living author, with over 30 films; Nicholas Sparks comes in second, with 11 book-to-movie adaptations.
Stephen King fans can watch an adaptation of his 2006 novel “Lisey’s Story,” starring Jules Moore and Clive Owen, on Apple TV+. “Chapelwaite” is also evolving to whet your appetite even more. Here’s a rundown of what we know so far about the project.
Release date of ‘Chapelwaite’
Stephen King’s second novel, ‘Salem’s Lot,’ was published in 1975. It is set in the fictional Maine town of Lot in Jerusalem and tells the story of Ben Mears, who returns to the city after a long absence and discovers a vampire situation.
Klein’s 19708 short film “Lot’s Jerusalem,” published in the short film collection “Night Shift,” was King’s return to Salem’s Lot. The collection served as the inspiration for ten films and television shows, including the upcoming “Chapelwaite.”
Although the novel “Salem’s Lot” was adapted for television in 1979 and 1984 (and is now being reworked for the big screen), it wasn’t until 2019 that Epix announced plans to produce a ten-episode show based on the show. The brief story was only printed on paper.
The actual filming was supposed to start in March 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed until July 2020.
What will be the cast of “Chapelwaite”
When Epix announced “Chapelwaite” in 2019, Adrien Brody was announced as the show’s lead. Brody received international acclaim for his leading role in Roman Polanski’s 2002 film The Pianist, and he became the Academy Award’s youngest Best Actor winner.
Captain Charles Boone will be played by Brody on Chapelwaite, an Aristocratic from the nineteenth century who moved his three children to preacher’s corners family home in Maine after his wife died.
Plot or storyline
By including Rebecca Morgan in the cast, it is clear that “Chapelwaite” will deviate from the source material. When Captain Boone returns to his family home, Chapelwaite, in Stephen King’s short story, he is accompanied by his servant Calvin McCann via diary entries. When they both arrive, they discover that the Preacher’s Corners are not very welcome, and they both look at Chapelwaite with suspicion and fear. Following a visit to Lot’s deserts in Jerusalem, the couple will be affected by a series of supernatural events. These included the discovery of two old vampires, or nosferatu, who are also Boone’s ancestors.