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Stephen King's "It" Gets Director, Will Become Two Films

Posted: June 8th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Back in 2009, Warner Bros acquired the rights to Stephen King's "It" novel in order to adapt it for the big screen. At the time, the plan was to have one film, but now comes word that the studio will split the project into two installments and has hired Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) to write and direct.

The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces, the kids are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults, 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 and Tim Curry as Pennywise.

Source: THR


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pornfly writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 7:41:23 AM

Clownhouse was better
Morbius writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 7:46:55 AM

Book was better than the film, but Tim Curry was phenomenal.
Bunny X writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 8:20:51 AM

The original is a major contributor to why I have a true fear of clowns. Damn you Curry!!!
BadChadB33 writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 8:28:16 AM

I doubt it but i hope this done right. Loved the book!
iceskateuphill writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 8:32:33 AM

There can be only 1 "It" and it can only be played by the wonderfully terrifying Tim Curry. No one else is fit for the job and he's still around so here's hoping.
KillerCOck writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 9:25:34 AM

Waiting to hear who will direct.
Evil_Disco writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 9:32:49 AM

"Waiting to hear who will direct it"?
It sais right in the article - Cary Fukunaga.
pornfly writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 10:05:21 AM

FUKUNAGA
shiteater writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 10:13:43 AM

Really looking forward to this one, even though I don't have high hopes for it. They'll probably turn it into a comedy or something.
Cinemaisdead writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 11:17:18 AM

Can't beat the original. Why even bother.
minkowski writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 12:02:14 PM

The television movie was an insult to the f*cking book, which is, imo, one of King's better works, Beverly f*cking all the guys unnecessarily (sorry Ranger) aside.

But I foresee either dev hell or failure, because it's not likely they can churn this out into films and keep people interested, and the director, well, he's a f*cking nobody. This has Darabont's name all over it, and, after that man's successes, I really hate the idea of some no-talent stooge working over King's arguably best book.

But hey, that From A Buick 8 film really took off, didn't it?
PhantomCloneInX writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 12:08:31 PM

Well the book was amazing, and Tim Curry was fabulously frightening, but overall the TV miniseries was just okay. The first half was incredible...the second half was just goofy and badly acted by the majority of the adult actors. Plus the second half featured WAAAYY too little of Pennywise/Curry, and also had shabby effects for that crappy giant spider at the end.

This is one King story that could stand a big screen remake with a bigger budget and strong cast. As for recasting Pennywise....it'll be a big challenge, I'm sure, but it can probably be done.
Ranger writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 12:26:13 PM

@mink - lol.

This clown makes me think this is where MacFarlane got his 'Violator' clown (in Spawm) character from.

Maybe Erin Moran will get cast as The Clown (she can play it figuratively and literally). And think of the make-up they'd save.
minkowski writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 12:31:38 PM

"This clown makes me think this is where MacFarlane got his 'Violator' clown (in Spawm) character from."

Almost. I've read that both It and The Violator were inspired by John Wayne Gacy, and from the fact that children are often irrationally and deathly afraid of creepy old drunks in white face paint. Yet they still love Santa Claus at the mall.

"This is one King story that could stand a big screen remake with a bigger budget and strong cast."


Long, long overdue, but, will they get it right, or horribly, horribly wrong?

Easy bet, that one.

"As for recasting Pennywise....it'll be a big challenge, I'm sure, but it can probably be done."

Tom Noonan. He does scary very easily. Last Action Hero and Manhunter come to mind.
supafly wills tattooz writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 3:04:01 PM

next they will be remaking the goolies and critters !!!! jeeezzzz....make some new sh*t up please ...its like a bastard circle with films mind !!!
W0WCraft1 writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 3:36:50 PM

No, this movie scared the living f*ck out of me when I was a kid and I will be damned if it gets f*cked with by the director of "JANE EYRE" whatever the hell that is.
minkowski writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 4:13:48 PM

^^A novel by Charlotte Bronte.

WTF are they teaching kids these days? How to open and use a condom?
treaclebabe writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 4:37:51 PM

The book sucked. The movie was better!
Gnarkill writes:
on June 9th, 2012 at 2:08:03 AM

NICE! the film was good when I was 8 but def needs updated
stout writes:
on June 9th, 2012 at 2:31:37 AM

The book sucked! Go f*ck yourself! This book is some of Stephen King's best writing! If it really does ever hit the big screen, I can only hope they do it real justice!
KillerCOck writes:
on June 9th, 2012 at 2:53:22 AM

hahaha you're right! I only saw that he's writing it. my bad! hahaha
PhantomCloneInX writes:
on June 9th, 2012 at 3:05:32 AM

@mink, Tom Noonan would be an inspired choice. That dude was just born creepy.
MadLad writes:
on June 10th, 2012 at 12:33:09 AM

minkowski writes:
on June 8th, 2012 at 4:13:48 PM
^^A novel by Charlotte Bronte.

WTF are they teaching kids these days? How to open and use a condom?


nah their parents were taught how to open and use condoms they were just too stupid to remember
SnapekillsDumbledore writes:
on June 10th, 2012 at 6:22:20 PM

please dont suck
Tanman32123 writes:
on June 10th, 2012 at 9:38:42 PM

you can't make this 2 films, that wont work! Just make a damn mini series! otherwise i can't see how this could work...

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