The second film adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror novel, It, may be on its way to filming (release date TBC).
Speaking with Collider, producer Roy Lee explained that the initial script has been re-written and that the film will be headed by a new director instead. “It will hopefully be shooting later this year. We just got the California tax credit… Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with Andy Muscetti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies.” The idea of developing two films to depict the story seems appropriate, as the novel often jumped between the past and present.
Lee continued: “It is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work… We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie”.
True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga was originally supposed to be the director, but later dropped out due to disagreements with New Line Cinema.
The 1990 film adaptation starring Tim Curry is notorious for being one of the most terrifying films of all time and was found to be one of the major causes for coulrophobia (fear of clowns) of this generation.
Watch out kids, Pennywise is back.