Re-Adaptation of Stephen King’s It to Be Scarier and More Vicious

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Last year we learned that a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It will mark the return of Pennywise the clown, with Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) attached to direct. Today more details have been revealed as production gets ready to begin. Read on!

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Seth Grahame-Smith got us even more excited about the re-adaptation by revealing that this version of the classic story will go places that the 1990 TV mini-series simply was not able to.

I think that if anything, [the new film] will bring back some of the viciousness of the book that they couldn’t do with the miniseries because it was for broadcast,” Grahame-Smith says. “I think it’s going to be very scary, but I also feel like you’ve got Cary who is going to direct these kids—and he’s incredible at casting, incredible at shooting. He’s incredible with tone and atmosphere.”

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One of the things I wanted to do is be a part of one of the really good King adaptations,” he continued. “As we know, there is an echelon of King adaptations that are classics. There are some that are okay. There are some that we’d rather forget.”

Set to be split into two parts, the second adaptation of King’s novel is getting ready to shoot this year, and the script is almost complete.

We’re going to get a draft, what is supposed to be the shooting [script], any day now from Cary and his writing partner,” Grahame-Smith revealed. “We’re doing a deal for them to write the second movie. Our hope is to prep sometime in the next few months and shoot in the summer. That one is as much on the runway as we can possibly be. I know New Line is ready to go.”

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