Warner Bros. isn’t clowning around on the remake front as it is sending everyone’s favorite clown Pennywise back into the spotlight for a theatrical redux of Stephen King’s novel IT to be produced by Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Dave Kajganich (The Invasion) has been brought on to pen the script, “which 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.”
In a twist (because oh, how Hollywood loves a twist) even though the book and the TV mini-series were set in 1958 and 1985, this feature version will take place predominantly in the present day. Hell, who needs backstory and character development? Am I right? At the very least maybe Dave will be able to fix that really dumb ending. A giant spider? Really?
Kajganich will also be writing both the Pet Semetary and Escape From New York remakes. Keep it here for more.
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