Stephen King's 'It' to be made into Two Films

Kyle 2012/06/09 18:35:16

It's been 22 years since Pennywise the Dancing Clown scared the
bejesus out of us in the TV miniseries based on Stephen King's novel It.

Well prepare for more circus-based fear as the novel is going to be made into not one, but two movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros has hired director Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga to helm and co-adapt the decades-long story of the serial killer clown who lives in the sewers. Chase Palmer will co-write the script.

The Hollywood Reporter says (and these may be spoilers so be
warned) that the story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club
that encounter a creature called 'It' in the 1950s, which preys on
children (movie one?). When the creature resurfaces in the 80s, the kids
are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults (movie two?) even
though they have no memory of the first battle.

The book was previously adapted in 1990 as an ABC miniseries that
starred John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Richard
Thomas and Tim Curry as Pennywise. Warners picked up the rights in 2009
and originally intended to adapt it into a single movie.

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  • bmacklowe 2012/06/17 09:37:39
    Can't believe it's been 22 years!!
    The best Stephen King movies were the dramas "Stand By Me," "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile." But I also liked "Carrie," "Salem's Lot," "Christine," "Misery," the TV version of "The Shining" and "Dolores Claiborne." Sort of liked "Hearts in Atlantis," "Silver Bullet," "The Running Man," "The Stand," "The Dead Zone," the movie version of "The Shining" and "Sometimes They Come Back." Several others were merely okay. The worst King movies are his directorial debut "Maximum Overdrive," "The Mangler," and "Dreamcatcher." Looking forward to "The Talisman." Hope they can do that one justice!
  • beach bum 2012/06/11 00:14:48
    beach bum
    will be interesting to see
  • PumpkinMuncher 2012/06/10 15:56:35
    I cant do It but I cant WAIT for The Stand to come out. They better do it justice!!
  • Teresa 2012/06/10 12:57:51
    I hope they'll made a better job than with the miniseries! I'm a big fan of Stephen king, but is quite difficult to translate his darkest pages into images.
    Until now. the only movies based in his work I really liked were Carrie, The Shinning and Misery (amazing Kathy Bates)
  • 2_cents... Teresa 2012/06/11 20:58:33
    "The Langoliers" was pretty spot on. I read the story, it's in "Four Past Midnight", shortly before the movie came out. It was kinda creepy in that the Langoliers in the movie were exactly how I pictured them in my head when I read the book!
  • Teresa 2_cents... 2012/06/12 15:27:21
    What can I say? I've got a very crepy imagination, for me they were a little soft!
  • lucythetooth 2012/06/10 01:59:12
    Yay! I hope they get Tim Curry back as Pennywise. I really can't see anybody else in that role.

  • Elz 2012/06/09 21:06:31
    that was a scary ass movie but i still want to read the book. i can't find the book anywhere.
  • lucythe... Elz 2012/06/10 01:58:00
    Check the library. Ours has a massive Stephen King section.
  • Elz lucythe... 2012/06/11 16:21:51
    wheres your library at?
  • lucythe... Elz 2012/06/12 00:32:37 (edited)
    Gillette, Wyoming. Might be a bit of a drive from Florida. Pack snacks. LOL
  • Elz lucythe... 2012/06/12 01:17:06
    lol i just have to keep searching more libraries but thanks for the information.
  • bmacklowe Elz 2012/06/17 09:25:03
    Go to your library and ask them for an inter-library loan if they don't have it.
  • Elz bmacklowe 2012/06/17 20:10:59
    ok. thanks.
  • Kitty 2012/06/09 21:05:03
    I'm just about to finish the book.
  • 2_cents_worth 2012/06/09 19:39:53
    They MUST get Tim Curry to play Pennywise again!! I can't picture anyone else in the roll. The book was awesome and the miniseries really nailed the book (unlike The Stand!), I hope they don't try to get creative and screw the movie all up! it
  • cristina 2012/06/09 19:08:09
    oh yes they float,they all float..
  • Whitney Kendall 2012/06/09 18:38:38
    Whitney Kendall
    i own that movie and i personally am still scared of clowns because of it :0

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