Stephen King’s IT Remake Going Theatrical

Stephen King's IT Remake Going TheatricalWarner 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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  • ambear913

    Hm. I am intrigued for an IT movie. To this day I walk around sewer grates and never on top of them! Though Tim Curry made the miniseries as scary as it was, so I don’t know how you top him either!

    I just shake my head about Pet Semetary and Escape From New York. Why??

  • Avid Fan

    Pet Semetary and Escape From New York remakes? Seriously, what’s with this crap!?

  • Lunablix

    Hopefully it will not suck. I liked the original up until the end. And I agree on how are they going to top Tim Curry as Pennywise.

  • Kyle Reese

    If there was ever a movie that needed remaking, it was actually this one; guess we’ll have to see what happens :/

    Agree on Tim Curry though, he was the only thing about the mini-series that resonated with me.

  • Cash Bailey

    Can’t be done.

    Not in one film, anyway.

  • The Unknown Murderer

    This will most likely suck ass, and I’m not a knne-jerk negative reaction type of guy! You cannot do justice to the story even in three hours time for a theatrical film, and setting it in the present day? Bah. To hell with that.

  • Sirand

    Still wanna see a 6-hr HBO mini-series to do this book justice.

  • FilmCritic3000

    So no group sex scene between Beverly and the rest of the Losers Club, then? I have a feeling this will be PG-13; not that that’s a bad thing, but if they want to make a closer adaptation, it’d have to be darker. That whole first chapter or so about Pennywise’s return would net an R-rating alone.

    I don’t know how you top Tim Curry as Pennywise.