Warner Brothers planning a remake of Stephen Kings ‘It’, with the film being split into two halves





Stephen King’s It was adapted into a TV mini series back in 1990 by director Tommy Lee Wallace, and it struck fear into the hearts of horror fans the world over. Apart from the ending, it is definitely one of the better Stephen King adaptations, with Tim Curry giving a masterfully creepy performance as Pennywise the Clown. Plans for a new movie adaptation have been on the cards for sometime now, and it appears that Warner Brothers have the stories best intentions at heart in developing a two part feature film.

Cary Fukunaga has been hired to write and direct the movie version of the story, with Chase Palmer co-writing. Considering the amount of story involved in King’s novel, the only way to really do the idea justice would be to create two films, with the possible break coming as the youngsters in the story become men. Fukunaga has previously directed films such as Jane Eyre and Sin Nombre.

Back in 2009 Warners had tapped  Dave Kajganich to adapt to novel into a single film, however those plans never came about, and now thankfully Warners are planning to do the novel justice.

A quarter of Warner-based producers — Roy Lee, Dan Lin and the team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg via their Katz-Smith banner — are producing the long-in-development project. Jon Silk is co-producing.

There are no other details to share at this point, but as soon as more information becomes available, we will bring it to you.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

10 Comments

  1. Although there are plenty of other Stephen King stories that haven’t been filmed yet (that should be), and although I usually hate remakes, I actually have no problem with this idea whatsoever. I don’t really see it is a remake, anyway — just another adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Besides, with the exception of Tim Curry’s fantastic performance, the first “it” completely SUCKED. As scared of clowns as I am, I would definitely watch a new film version of the book, and I love the idea of splitting it into 2 parts.

  2. I hope they don’t ruin it. I was terrified and glued to the tv everyday to watch. Tim curry did a genius version of pennywise like his carachter fro the movie legend. That is the key role that in my opinion, would make or break the movie. Remaining positive.

  3. Hughesy says ” Loved this film as a kid but now apart from Tim Curry who was brilliant in the role of Pennywise, the film leaves me rather cold. Besides any remake would have to improve and the awful ending who lets face it…..sucked!

  4. Would agree with Bat. I loved the first half with the kids and the first confrontation with Pennywise in the sewer. I thought the second half was mince apart from the scene in the library with the balloons full of blood. John Boy with a pony tail was fairly scary too.

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