Horror and Stephen King fans will be happy to know that another novel of his is in the process to be re-adapted for the big screen. First we heard about Pet Cemetery getting a remake and now the film that caused many sleepless nights for those scared of clowns, is coming back to freak people out again.
The “IT” adaptation was one of the best made-for-TV Horror films ever made. So it should come as no surprise that Hollywood wants to re-create its success on the big screen. For those too young to remember, the story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called “IT”, which preys on children and whose favourite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise.
Attached to the project is director Cary Fukunaga, who is best known for his work on the tv show “True Detective”. David Kajganich, who has extensive experience in writing horror screenplays, was hired to adapt “IT” for cinematic release. He recently stated that his adaptation of Pennywise will stick more to the novel and will have a “whole lot more upsetting moments” then the TV version was allowed to have. However, he has also noted that turning a miniseries into a two hour movie has its challenges and are still fine tuning the script.
Knowing that the film makers are aiming to make the new R rated version of “IT” as scary as possible and with better technology and CGI, the remake should make the reboot even more terrifying than the original.