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Warner Bros. Set To Turn IT Into A Movie
Based on Stephen King's unfilmable novel

13 March 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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There are certain things that Empire was always pretty sure we would never see in our lifetime – man landing on Mars. Dirk Kuyt passing to a teammate. A film version of Stephen King’s mammoth novel, It.

The first two are reasonably safe, but the third has come a step closer to becoming reality with today’s news that Warner Bros., presumably emboldened by their success in bringing the allegedly unfilmable Watchmen to the big screen, has announced plans to make It: The Motion Picture.

Screenwriter Dave Kajganich, who wrote The Invasion for Warners and somehow got away with it, has been hired to adapt King’s 1,100+ page novel into a workable, streamlined screenplay. Good luck to him. And when he’s done with that, we’ve got some straw lying around the office that needs to be spun into gold.

Of course, It – the story of a group of childhood friends who battle unspeakable evil, in the form of a corrosive force named It, and then reunite 25 years later to attempt to destroy it once and for all – has been adapted before, back in 1990.

But that was a mini-series, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, which granted time to develop the book’s characters and themes. Usually, the glass is half-full here at Empire, but we can’t see any way that Kajganich, who is setting the story in the present day instead of 1985, can condense the wonderful novel into a movie without losing the quirks, edge and complexities of the source material.

Having said that, we would also love to see Pennywise the Clown – so memorably brought to sinister life last time around by Tim Curry – on the big screen. God, we’re so conflicted!

Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment are producing for WB.
 


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RE: How dare you...
Dreamcatcher is one of those films that would have benefited from having a smaller budget. But I still enjoyed it. Just a regular fuckaroo. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 22:56 on 17 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: How dare you...
L: Mr Terrific hrist Bananas! reamcatcher?/quote]   You know what, tchertter than the book.   Although the book was never that good - except the Pennywise cameo. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 21:47 on 17 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: How dare you...
hrist Bananas! reamcatcher? More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 20:03 on 17 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: How dare you...
Maybe they could even get Tim Curry back? The make up would cover the wrinkles and I don't think he's too busy......... More

Posted by CORLEONE at 17:43 on 17 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: How dare you...
David Lynch should direct. More

Posted by Mr E at 17:10 on 17 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: How dare you...
hrist Bananas!p; Always remember that line. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 16:45 on 17 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: How dare you...
They most probably will not include "orgy", but I would like them to at least reference Turtle and IT coming to earth and effecting Derry. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 19:57 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

How dare you...
Kirk Kuyt is awesome! Hell, he should even play Richie Tozier if IT does get made! In all seriousness though I hope they make a good go of it. The book is one of my favourites and although the previous incarnation started off well, the second half was turd. More

Posted by QuietLife at 11:08 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

How dare you...
Kirk Kuyt is awesome! Hell, he should even play Richie Tozier if IT does get made! In all seriousness though I hope they make a good go of it. The book is one of my favourites and although the previous incarnation started off well, the second half was turd. More

Posted by QuietLife at 10:40 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Warner Bros. Set To Turn It Into A Movie
Sounds interesting! More

Posted by Timmy_Brisby_05 at 10:26 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

In response to rawlinson
rawlinson said - "In the 70s I don't think it would have been as much of an issue, not when films like Pretty Baby or Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane were being made, but it would never ever happen now. The recent fuss over Hounddog is a good example of the reaction it'd get."   I agree with you, one hundred percent. It was in the 70's that all of the rules were broken, when American filmmakers reached the level of artistic integrity that the European filmmakers, especial More

Posted by R.M.Parker at 02:50 on 16 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: unfilmable? hardly!
eful, don't need to read the book after reading that, pretty much told me everything!ts true, you don't! But you'd miss richie's outbursts and non pc stuff as well as cute little touches such as Bill and his bike..lol..these things need to be in film. Like Discworld it has a Turtle but that's where were similarity ends I think. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 20:40 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: unfilmable? hardly!
little bit different. Firstly, the book explores, what IT actually is and its (haha) effect on the town of Derry. Plus there are more frightening scenes which the movie skips, plus the deaths of the unfortunates who come across IT. As well as what I think of as the Anti-it the Turtle. Look at Wiki entry#000000] here p; Very useful, don't need to read the book after reading that, pretty much told me everything! LOL! However, as I was reading IT's origins, I couldn't help but think about More

Posted by losthighway at 20:31 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

unfilmable? hardly!
why do people insist on saying certain books are unfilmable? has everyone forgotten Lord Of The Rings already? It just takes time, effort and a degree of respect to turn any book into a movie. Personally, I thought the mini series was rubbish (with the exception of the inspired casting of Tim Curry), they can do a lot better with the movie. Movie adaptations always work better when they take the book as a guide and do their own thing with it. Watchmen was too tightly synced to the book to give More

Posted by jrewing1000 at 20:20 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: It's really that different!?
It's a little bit different. Firstly, the book explores, what IT actually is and its (haha) effect on the town of Derry. Plus there are more frightening scenes which the movie skips, plus the deaths of the unfortunates who come across IT. As well as what I think of as the Anti-it the Turtle. Look at Wiki entrylink] More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 18:05 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: It's really that different!?
IT is definitely one of his better books - but I think where the TV version went right was the casting of Pennywise. I think that is what people remember - that clowns scare the crap out of people More

Posted by elab49 at 17:56 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: It's really that different!?
OK, I'm seriously intrigued now. I'm a fan of Stephen King but IT is one of the fews books I never got around to reading of his when I was a teenager. Instead I watched (and really enjoyed) the tv mini-series adaptation and I now own it on DVD too.   Having read some of the comments on here about the ending, I knew that it was different to the tv version but not ] much different 'm wondering if I should go get it out the library now and give it a go. It sounds like they missed loads ou More

Posted by losthighway at 17:55 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In response to homerbert
I wouldn't have said that was the case in the 80s though - I remember a general hunt  and furore to make clear the disapprobation of images of sexualised children after Hinckley which encouraged a lot of people around my age to try to actually see Taxi Driver! Caroll Baker, Blue Lagoon - a very different atmosphere when, I assume, he wrote it? (I know when it came out but I suppose it might have had an earlier gestation?). More

Posted by elab49 at 09:24 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In response to homerbert
L: Squidward Hark Bugle L: rawlinson It's ok, Squid, it's not brilliant, but it's better than you'd probably expect it to be. Good to see you liked Mr. Death, btw. hat's my worry, that it's merely ok. The novel is one of my Top 5 novels, and a merely "ok" movie doesn't sound inviting, when I've already experienced the story in its original form. Having said that, I probably will watch it now, because any discussion on any film to this extent gets sufficient curiosity whirring t More

Posted by rawlinson at 03:25 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In response to homerbert
L: rawlinson It's ok, Squid, it's not brilliant, but it's better than you'd probably expect it to be. Good to see you liked Mr. Death, btw. hat's my worry, that it's merely ok. The novel is one of my Top 5 novels, and a merely "ok" movie doesn't sound inviting, when I've already experienced the story in its original form. Having said that, I probably will watch it now, because any discussion on any film to this extent gets sufficient curiosity whirring that I have to watch it.f Wat More

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RE: In response to homerbert
L: elab49 L: R.M.Parker homerbert said - "The book ends with a bunch of the main kid characters having sex with each other. There's no way they can do that on fim, nor should they try." Though I agree that the idea is unsettling, but it works in the book, King's commentary about human desire and the way that people, even children, are more likely to break society norms and act on impulse when faced with the possibility of impending death, and I think if it was handled c More

Posted by rawlinson at 01:39 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In response to homerbert
One of the greatest books ever written, and I have faith that under the right director, screenwriter and actors, we can have a horror classic. I've never seen the TV version from 1990, because I've seen one scene from it and it looks entirely shit, and I can predict the kind of cliched film around it. I don't want the novel ruined for me by something I already know is shit, and I may even stay away from this upcoming film if it doesn't look any good. elab49 - you're looking a bit gree More

Posted by Squidward Hark Bugle at 01:27 on 15 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In response to homerbert
L: R.M.Parker homerbert said - "The book ends with a bunch of the main kid characters having sex with each other. There's no way they can do that on fim, nor should they try." Though I agree that the idea is unsettling, but it works in the book, King's commentary about human desire and the way that people, even children, are more likely to break society norms and act on impulse when faced with the possibility of impending death, and I think if it was handled correctly that i More

Posted by elab49 at 22:56 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In response to homerbert
Yeah, but the "orgy" is not integral to the whole story..IMO.  It could be replaced with a whole number of things, blood pact for example...they even do a Native American ritual earlier on in the story....Smoke filled room...so why not something like that? More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 22:15 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

In response to homerbert
homerbert said - "The book ends with a bunch of the main kid characters having sex with each other. There's no way they can do that on fim, nor should they try."   Though I agree that the idea is unsettling, but it works in the book, King's commentary about human desire and the way that people, even children, are more likely to break society norms and act on impulse when faced with the possibility of impending death, and I think if it was handled correctly that it could work More

Posted by R.M.Parker at 22:09 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
ked Beverly Marsh.  ou are supposed to. You are supposed to like all of them, I did.  Especially as kids. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S91U829Ld8 More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 21:54 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
IT - SPOILERS   L: Mr Terrific Its not going to be faithful. I read that it will start in the 80's and finish in 2010 when the film is due to come out. They will change the ending as it is basically unfilmable...(The Ritual of Chud) and the Deadlights...not to mention the turtle. I reckon they should include the Turtle actually...I liked him. sp; The turtle confused the hell out of me but I liked it.   Also liked Beverly Marsh. p; Not sure what to think ab More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:12 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
The TV series, was'nt actually that gory or violent. Hope the film is a 15, at least though. www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5NL4p_FRhE More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 16:59 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Its not going to be faithful. I read that it will start in the 80's and finish in 2010 when the film is due to come out. They will change the ending as it is basically unfilmable...(The Ritual of Chud) and the Deadlights...not to mention the turtle. I reckon they should include the Turtle actually...I liked him. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 15:32 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
L: The Samaritan Speaking of 'unfilmable' Stephen King adaptations does anybody know if JJ Abrahams' The Dark Tower adaptation is still going ahead? sp; One can only pray not.   nbsp;everyone's ignoring one of the biggest problems with the book's ending p; Nope - that's why I questioned the claim that it will be absolutely faithful More

Posted by elab49 at 15:25 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Fair Enough
Speaking of unfilmable, everyone's ignoring one of the biggest problems with the book's ending. The book ends with a bunch of the main kid characters having sex with each other. There's no way they can do that on fim, nor should they try. To be honest, that aspect of the book freaked me out more than the rest of the book combined. King presented it as empowering and good, rather than horrible. One of the reasons I don't rank the book up there with King's best. More

Posted by homerbert at 14:13 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

Fair Enough
I finally watched the mini series just the other day and thought that it was utter tripe. The first half was a botched rehash of Stand by Me type coming of age- which actually was okay, reminded me of the sort of stuff that would be in Speilberg's Amazing Stories TV show actually- and the second half was rushed and just awful. Good, I hope they make a good movie out of it. Of course, you can only make good movies out of short stories by King... More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 14:10 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

Speaking of 'unfilmable' Stephen King adaptations does anybody know if JJ Abrahams' The Dark Tower adaptation is still going ahead? More

Posted by The Samaritan at 13:21 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

Hmmmmmm
well the mini series in the 90 was ok, the first 1.30hrs was quite intense, with tim curry's evil clown trerrorising and killing kids. but when that big spidey thing came it just became funny. So im really unsure.... In the end prob Shite.... More

Posted by jothman at 10:42 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

Jackie Earl Haley for Pennywise that dude scared me as rorscach what will he be like in a Stephen King Adaption More

Posted by Hamsterwalt at 21:23 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Jackie Earl Haley for Pennywise that dude scared me as rorscach what will he be like in a Stephen King Adaption More

Posted by Hamsterwalt at 21:22 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

say what???
at first i was going to cry blasphamy. who needs another remake of a child hood classic. however, i regress. i only watched this (most of it, while i was not hiding in fear) on video and did not realize that it was a tv miniseries. so good on them for attempting to bring it to the big screen. don't know if it will work but i am all for attempting adaptations in all mediums of entertainment. the green mile was like 7 books or something and that worked as a film. More

Posted by blamecanada at 18:30 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Not that difficult an adaptation
I don't think IT would be that hard to adapt. It's not the Stand with a huge epic scale. There's just a lot of easily dropped or compressed backstory and incidents. The story could have been pitched as an original two hour movie the way the Stand never would. More

Posted by homerbert at 15:22 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Hey!
That's it! No more! You leave Dirk alone, Hewitt! There's time and place for football and this isn't one of them. (Anyway, he's not the worst dutchman we have as well!) More

Posted by The900MidNightBee at 14:18 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: IT..2?
I'm guessing there will be at least one part of the ending that they won't be entirely 'faithful' too.   I'm going to have problems seeing anyone other than Curry in the role, either. More

Posted by elab49 at 13:39 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: IT..2?
The Invasion was a poor film, but the concept behind that film had been done to death.   I normally hate any idea of remakes, but as a King fan, the IT novel has always been my favourite, and would love to see a big screen version.   The TV version did not do the novel justice in any way, although Tim Curry was excellent.   Give this to Frank Darabont to adapt and direct, and you will have a very scary film.     More

Posted by broonie at 13:10 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

IT..2?
i'm sorry the INVASION was a terrible version of the body snatchers, that film stunk so much it came withits own poop scoop bag.Stephen KIng, i am an occasional reader of his works, darabont did such a great job with kings lovecraftian horror THE MIST, Dave Kajganich however is a shit screenplay writer, warner may want to hire a real scriptwriter. More

Posted by Horrorguru at 12:55 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

WTF
am i the only person that thinks this is a pile of w*nk!!!!! Its alreday been made for god sake and it wasnt that bad a film!!! why remake it....does the first version some how not exist anymore~??? I used to be scared even holding the video when i was younger!!! with the front cover of the film with that bloody clown on it!!! my older brother made me watch it when i was six!!! the evil b8stard!!!! More

Posted by jackmc66 at 12:36 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Warner Bros. Set To Turn It Into A Movie
What is this Double-Double post day or something? .....go easy on that mouse people!   Anyway, IT.......as long as John-Boy Walton and that big fuck-off mole of his, and that scary arsed clown are nowhere to be seen,...you can count me in! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:29 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: He-Man set for a 2011 release...
Is anyone else scared that they've even announced this!? Pennywise is coming!! Who could match Tim Curry? Oh, Buh, oh, Buh, oh Billy Boy.   Why can't I post images? Just brings up the stupide URL..... More

Posted by CORLEONE at 12:28 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Warner Bros. Set To Turn It Into A Movie
What is this? Double-post day or something,......go easy on that mouse people!   Anyway, IT ....as long as John-Boy Walton and that big fuck-off mole of his, and that scary arsed clown are both nowhere to be seen,...you can count me in! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:25 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

He-Man set for a 2011 release...
...starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Skeletor. More

Posted by RoboMan24 at 12:11 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Hope it stays in development hell!!!!
Come on, It will never work as a motion picture. Unless they split up in several parts. Otherwise you'll lose too much of the book. What they should do is make it an HBO tv show or a graphic novel More

Posted by Tristan at 12:07 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Hope it stays in development hell!!!!
Come on, It will never work as a motion picture. Unless they split up in several parts. Otherwise you'll lose too much of the book. What they should do is make it an HBO tv show or a graphic novel More

Posted by Tristan at 12:07 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Oh no.
I found the original on video at my father's house when I was seven, then spent the next 3 years sleeping on my brother's bedroom floor. My old man's solution? The next time I was round he sat me down and put the fucking Shining on. More

Posted by woody1812 at 11:50 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

At...fucking.....LAST!
I am really, really exited about this! IT is truly one of the best horror novels ever written, not just because of the clown in it, but because of its themes. The original TV film used to gave me nightmares when I first saw it (when I was 10), watching it now at 25, its like trying to sit through a bloody coma. Its pretty bad. But a film can do it justice. To get it right, the filmmakers should do the following: > Don't tone it down. The TV series did, removing the very strong language More

Posted by alsybroth at 11:49 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Ohhhh Nooooooo
The last time i watch IT i woke up screaming "the clowns coming to get me, the clowns coming to get me". That was four months ago, i'm 28, my girlfriend was pishing herself. this could be the scariest film of time. I'm already a bit scared. No road drains for me for a bit. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 10:57 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Ohhhh Nooooooo
The last time i watch IT i woke up screaming "the clowns coming to get me, the clowns coming to get me". That was four months ago, i'm 28, my girlfriend was pishing herself. this could be the scariest film of time. I'm already a bit scared. No road drains for me for a bit. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 10:48 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
IT was a kind of ok King adaption not as great as everyone makes it...Tim Curry is pretty good in it but the clown never scared me because even as a wee nipper I managed to watch the Michaels and Freddy's of the world.  A re-make is a good idea as there is plenty of scope to do but the ending has to change.  What a load of balls the original offered.  More

Posted by HughesRoss at 10:27 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Curse you Empire!
I will now not be able to sleep for 2 days thanks to the picture of Pennywise. Crippling-fear-of-clowns.com/me! :( More

Posted by GypsyTrash at 10:23 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Why do I get the feeling that the Pennywise slasher franchise is exactly the way they will be taking this? More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 10:16 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

HIYA Georgie!!
I only read this book once when I was 17 (now 26) and I still have vivid images from certain parts that where not included in the TV version. If done properly over two films (1st - Kids, 2nd - Adults) this could be something to watch out for but it would have to include key parts from the book i.e: The Smoking Hut (ace), The Haunted House (still freaks me out). I thought the TV version almost got it right but it is held in reservation because alot of us now 20 "somethings" were of the More

Posted by His Dudeness at 10:16 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: 'we all float down here'
I must be the only person here then that /i] scared by Pennywise when I was younger!    I never read the book, even though I was a pretty big Stephen King fan back in the day.   I'd like to see this work, but they'll need to make it about nk to fit it all in! More

Posted by DazDaMan at 10:09 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

'we all float down here'
Having read the book last year & buying the dvd to watch It for the first time in about 15 years, all i have to say is the start of the mini-series is still disturbing but the rest is nowhere near dark enough( a clown killing kids,suicide,spousal abuse are way more disturbing in the book). I agree with darabont directing but please change the ending and make it as dark & disturbing as the book is. More

Posted by serpheus at 09:59 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Only the ghost of Stanley Kubrick with a budget of a billion dollars and Jack Nicholson in clown makeup could make this work, but I'll go anyway. Maybe they should dump the epic plot and turn it into a Pennywise slasher franchise. More

Posted by timmcollins at 09:45 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

I'm terrified. never read the book but the mini series scared the ba-jesus outta me when i was a kid. never looked at clowns the same ever again, scary little fuckers More

Posted by willow1984 at 09:43 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

I heard ages ago that Richard Kelly was developing this as a t.v. series. Would have loved to have seen that version. But that's the only way I can see IT being done almost properly. This would sit somewhere nicely in HBO's schedule for one season. Cover everything in the book. The explosion in the gas works. The fire at the army barracks. The flashback to Ago. The chase by the Teenage Werewolf. The freakin' Turtle! I just can't see how they could do a decent adaptation within a 2 hour time fram More

Posted by chadbeserk at 09:41 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Oh god yes please let Darabont have this. The Mist was awesome, and he actually IMPROVED on the book's ending (even King said so). I'd happily watch a 3 hour film of It if done properly. Or two 2 hour films if needs be. Oh please don't let this get done wrong. More

Posted by WesB at 09:34 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Ohhhh Nooooooo
The last time i watch IT i woke up screaming "the clowns coming to get me, the clowns coming to get me". That was four months ago, i'm 28, my girlfriend was pishing herself. this could be the scariest film of time. I'm already a bit scared. No road drains for me for a bit. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 09:29 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Great idea
Katlyn, although I don't think I'll be brave enough to watch the idea of 2 films split up that way is very clever! More

Posted by ordinarygirl at 09:26 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Great idea
Katlyn, although I don't think I'll be brave enough to watch the idea of 2 films split up that way is very clever! More

Posted by ordinarygirl at 09:24 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

they all float
I was excited about this up being written but the chap who wrote Invasion - which was terrbile. Really loved the TV movie, in fact I think Tim Curry is singulary responsible for a whole generation of people shit scared of clowns BUT why set it in modern day? Trying to be half glass full but can't help but feel they will bottle out on this one and turn it into a stupid, non-linear gore fest. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:24 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Holy Mary Mother of God....
IT scared the SHIT outta me so bad as a kid, I'm scarred for life. Even today, the mere sight of a clown sends me squealing like a frightened little girl. I went to a friend's house for her childs birthday party carrying a tray of food for which nobody told me the theme- low and behold a CLOWN (looking JUST like IT) popped up from outta nowhere and I screamed and ran tossing the tray....again I say SCARRED FOR LIFE! More

Posted by ordinarygirl at 09:22 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Beep Beep Richie! Beep! Beep! More

Posted by funtasticrich at 09:04 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: 2 film's?
L: Kalielyn I've never read the book so I won't comment about how good it could be, but if it's them as kids then returning as adults, t splitting it into 2 films be a better ideaeep more of the book in and save a mammoth running time or ruining the tone etc of the book. sp; They already did that.   This is an interesting one. I'm sick of horror remakes but this one could be worth a dabble. Pennywise is shit scary and there is a shortage of killer clown films out there. &nbs More

Posted by CORLEONE at 09:03 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Don't forget the Vampire!
I would like to see Darabont have a crack at it (recently watched The Mist and it was excellent) Forget IT...how about another shot at the greatest King novel ever...Salem's Lot? That scared the shit out of me when I was a nipper! As for It don't know how i feel about this one. The book was awesome, my first King novel when I was a wee lad. I didn't mind the mini series but agree that trying to condense it all into one movie could be futile. I would like to see some of the parts left out previo More

Posted by Fozola at 08:29 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Ok, hmmmm
Sounds interesting. Pennywise scared the bejesus out of me aswell when I was younger. I never watched the whole mini series until I was 17. I used to run out of the room crying whenever pennywise came on. Sounds good, as long as it's done right, plus they now have a chance to get rid of that shite spider ending. Christ on a spacehopper that was an awful way to end it! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 08:24 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

'It' is my favourite King story (Pennywise must be one of King's best creations) and the mini series adaption done quite a good job although the fx of the time let it down (it was on recently on one of the crap free movie channels). This could be really good if they give it to Frank Darabont to direct. He seems to have a gift handling Stephen King's work. More

Posted by steveg66 at 07:50 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Tim Curry's Pennywise scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. More

Posted by muchobenny at 07:32 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

2 film's?
I've never read the book so I won't comment about how good it could be, but if it's them as kids then returning as adults, wouldn't splitting it into 2 films be a better idea? Can keep more of the book in and save a mammoth running time or ruining the tone etc of the book. More

Posted by Kalielyn at 07:02 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

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