To be perfectly honest, the “IT” movie is perhaps the only reason why kids from the 80s and the 90s grew up with the similar unreasonable fear of clowns.
Based on author Stephen King’s psychological horror novel “IT”, the movie is a 1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries which revolved around an inter-dimensional predatory life-form, which had the ability to transform itself into its prey’s worst fears, allowing it to exploit the phobias of its victims. It mostly took the form of a horrible and sadistic wisecracking clown called “Pennywise the Dancing Clown”.
The protagonists were “The Losers Club”, a group of outcast kids who discovered Pennywise and vowed to destroy him by any means necessary. The “IT” movie series took place over 2 different time periods, the first when the Losers first discovered Pennywise as children, and the second when they were called back as adults to defeat Pennywise, who resurfaced.
If you thought that since the movie ended back in the 90s hence your worst fears are kinda over, well, think again. We hear that a movie remake is happening. Oh man..
According to Screen Rant, Warner Bros. has been planning a film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” for the past 3 years. The last substantial report on the project was nearly 2 years ago, with an update from screenwriter David Kajganich (“The Invasion”, “Blood Creek”) about the challenge of fitting Stephen King’s massive literature into a 2-3 hour movie.
But now, there’s word that the project is still lurching forward; however, “It” (no pun) has taken on a radically new form aka “revamped”. King’s source material will now be covered over the course of 2 films, as co-written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (of “True Detective” fame).
IGN reported that producer Dan Lin said upon the initial announcement:
We didn’t want to make this unless Stephen King felt it was the right way to go, and when we sent him the script, the response that Cary Fukunaga got back was, “Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make”. So that was really gratifying..
The planned remake is still in its early stages, thus no casting news is yet to be reported. However, we hear that while Tim Curry gained praises for his astounding performance as Pennywise, he would most likely not come back to reprise his role for the “IT” movie remake. Fair enough, since Tim Curry is about 68 years old and he also suffered a stroke just last year.
We do know that the movie remake is scheduled to start official prep sometime in March 2015 for a summer shoot, and expected to release sometime in 2015. So keep checking back with us for more updates!
Not that we think that anyone should be overly excited about the “rebirth” of the evil clown but, who’s looking forward to seeing Pennywise back on the silver screens? Who do you think should play the kids in “The Losers” club and more importantly, who should be casted as the clown? Let us know what you think in the comments box below!