Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Will Be Adapted Into Two Films

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The long awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s It for the big screen is finally moving forward.  Director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) will turn the 1,104 page novel into two films, which is good news for those worried about heavy alterations.  If you are a fan of the TV version from 1990 like me (seriously, it’s awesome) and have read the book, you know just how much detail and set pieces are going to have to go into this production to make people happy.  It might also be good to know that the last time they reported on it, the film was going to rated R, let’s hope that hasn’t changed. [THR]

Pennywise the Clown might be the scariest character I can think of from my childhood, thanks Tim Currey.  Taking place in the present day as well as decades in the past, the story revolves around members of The Loser’s Club, now adults returning to the hometown where they were once haunted by a mysterious creature in the form of a clown called Pennywise. The creature, known only as It, preyed upon the children of Derry, Maine, and isn’t willing to let its former enemies – who had once come together to defeat it as children – vanquish its evil once again.