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Stephen King's It returns to the big screen in the form of a two-part film

Jun. 8, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Steph King's IT posterPennywise the Clown is one of the scariest monsters I know, with Tim Curry's painted, leering face from the 1990 ABC miniseries firmly embedded forever in my mind. But in  an iconic situation that is almost reminiscent of Nicholson and Ledger regarding The Joker,  we are now going to receive a new take on Stephen King's novel IT and the classic monster found within.

Cary Fukunaga (SIN NOMBRE, JANE EYRE) is set to direct and co-write the adaptation along with Chase Palmer (the dead DUNE adaptation), with Seth Grahame-Smith listed among the project's producers.  The current plan is for the story to be crafted into two films, though precisely where in IT the end of Part 1 will be is yet unknown.  There's a pretty obvious route that can be taken, but nothing with Fukunaga is ever quite as expected.  And I mean that in the very best of ways possible.  Definitely more on this as we hear it.

For those who don't know and/or don't remember (which would be ironic): The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces, the kids are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults, even though they have no memory of the first battle.

Pennywise shocked expression

Extra Tidbit: Palmer and Fukunaga also worked together on the script for a Civil War train heist flick called NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY, aka one of my most anticipated movies. If it ever happens.
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10:20PM on 06/10/2012

they HAVE to get Tim back as Pennywise

so I'm confused? Is this a reboot? Being that most of us have already seen the one with Tim Curry we already know how it ends, so I hope they give us something we don't expect! I loved the original, but was let down by the ending. I hope they can add something more to the end of it!
so I'm confused? Is this a reboot? Being that most of us have already seen the one with Tim Curry we already know how it ends, so I hope they give us something we don't expect! I loved the original, but was let down by the ending. I hope they can add something more to the end of it!
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4:27AM on 06/10/2012
I guess this can work if they get Heath Ledger to play Pennywise....!
I guess this can work if they get Heath Ledger to play Pennywise....!
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10:17PM on 06/10/2012
I really hope you didn't know that Heath died quite a while ago, otherwise that was serioulsy un- called for!
I really hope you didn't know that Heath died quite a while ago, otherwise that was serioulsy un- called for!
9:50PM on 06/09/2012
I know it's really early on, but, one of THE most important (if not THE most important) point is: Who would they cast as Pennywise? Because I have a hard time imagining anyone else than Tim Curry as the clown. Who could equal his performance???
I know it's really early on, but, one of THE most important (if not THE most important) point is: Who would they cast as Pennywise? Because I have a hard time imagining anyone else than Tim Curry as the clown. Who could equal his performance???
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2:22AM on 06/09/2012
My sister will not be pleased...now let me go link her to this news.
My sister will not be pleased...now let me go link her to this news.
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12:42AM on 06/09/2012

OH. MY. GOD.

I don't mean to be "that guy" but I've been saying for years this should be a two-part film. I just finished this book for the second time the other night. I cannot contain my excitement right now. So much that I refuse exclamation points because once I started there would be no room for anything else.
I don't mean to be "that guy" but I've been saying for years this should be a two-part film. I just finished this book for the second time the other night. I cannot contain my excitement right now. So much that I refuse exclamation points because once I started there would be no room for anything else.
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3:00PM on 06/08/2012

Tim Curry

I think it would be interesting for Tim Curry to be Pennywise again.
I think it would be interesting for Tim Curry to be Pennywise again.
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1:33PM on 06/08/2012
I do love the miniseries but the book is a million times better.
I do love the miniseries but the book is a million times better.
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11:43AM on 06/08/2012
about dang time. when i first heard they were doing this, i went and read the book then heard nothing about it for years. that being said, lots of stuff in the book prolly wont translate to film very well, sorta like Watchmen.
about dang time. when i first heard they were doing this, i went and read the book then heard nothing about it for years. that being said, lots of stuff in the book prolly wont translate to film very well, sorta like Watchmen.
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11:32AM on 06/08/2012
Can't wait for this. A very good director working with one of my all time King favorite novels? Count me in.

Btw - it's Fukunaga, not Fukanaga. ;)
Can't wait for this. A very good director working with one of my all time King favorite novels? Count me in.

Btw - it's Fukunaga, not Fukanaga. ;)
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12:10PM on 06/08/2012
Thank you! And thanks also for being nice about the correction :P
Thank you! And thanks also for being nice about the correction :P
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11:24AM on 06/08/2012
And my nightmare starts all over again.
And my nightmare starts all over again.
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11:07AM on 06/08/2012

King is King

When the book came out, I read it in 3 days. I LOVE it. And I loved the ABC mini-series but the only problem I had with it was the end. I felt cheated. A SPIDER??? So, when they make the film, I hope it holds true to the book.
When the book came out, I read it in 3 days. I LOVE it. And I loved the ABC mini-series but the only problem I had with it was the end. I felt cheated. A SPIDER??? So, when they make the film, I hope it holds true to the book.
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10:22AM on 06/08/2012
I love the original miniseries, but there was stuff in that book that could never have aired on television, most notably the boy giving another a handjob and offering to blow him. This has the potential to be one of the most terrifying films ever made. That is one fucked up book.
I love the original miniseries, but there was stuff in that book that could never have aired on television, most notably the boy giving another a handjob and offering to blow him. This has the potential to be one of the most terrifying films ever made. That is one fucked up book.
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9:49AM on 06/08/2012
I still think this is King's most fucked up/terrifying book. It's long as hell too. An uncompromising adaptation would be an insane achievement. Seriously, the shit the kids do, like the way they're all bound together in a pact by the fact that they all have sex with the one girl in the group is nutty.

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OMG I hope that gets made some day.
I still think this is King's most fucked up/terrifying book. It's long as hell too. An uncompromising adaptation would be an insane achievement. Seriously, the shit the kids do, like the way they're all bound together in a pact by the fact that they all have sex with the one girl in the group is nutty.

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OMG I hope that gets made some day.
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10:23PM on 06/10/2012
seriously? was that in the mini series? I don't remember that?
seriously? was that in the mini series? I don't remember that?
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