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Stephen King’s It Being Remade (Again) Into Two-Part Movie

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Horror fans have reason to rejoice!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has tapped Cary Fukunaga (‘Jane Eyre,’ ‘Sin Nombre’) to direct and co-write a new film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel It.

Per the report, the forthcoming It remake will be split into two parts similar to the 1990 adaptation of the book which starred John Ritter, Seth Green, Harry Anderson, Jonathan Brandis, Annette O’Toole, Richard Thomas and Tim Curry.

THR adds that Roy Lee, Dan Lin, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are onboard to produce.

For those who have never read King’s novel (or been privileged enough to watch the first film adaptation), Wikipedia describes It‘s plot below:

The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous inter-dimensional predatory life-form that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of “Pennywise the Dancing Clown”, described by characters who see It as resembling a combination of Bozo, Clarabell and Ronald McDonald, in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. It deals with themes which would eventually become King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma and the ugliness lurking behind a façade of traditional small-town values.

There is no word yet on when the It remake will hit theaters.

Readers let us know: Are you looking forward to the reboot of Stephen King’s It? Did Pennywise the clown freak you as a kid (or adult) and give you nightmares?

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303 Responses to “Stephen King’s It Being Remade (Again) Into Two-Part Movie”

  1. Randall Respicio

    yippee…looking forward to "IT"…one of the scariest books I ever read!

  2. Josh Nelson

    FORGET THAT! That clown scared me for over a decade!

  3. Charles Goin

    Loved the book.. and contrary to the writers obvious opinion. I think the ABC 2 part miniseries was good for its time. Tim Curry made one heck of a mean and scary Pennywise.

  4. Lance Lee

    Why in the Hell would you remake a Classic like this! They FAIL with Conan and they FAIL with Nightmare on Elm St.

  5. Kristy Anderson

    Hope they do remake this film, I like this movie..It's funny now, but when I was little it freaked me out a little. why did my mama let me watch that..lol.

  6. Beatriz Perez

    Yes, he haunted my dreams for months and that was from reading the book….. can't imagine what the movie will do…(teeth chatter).

  7. Anonymous

    With all of the amazing literature out there in the world today WHY OH WHY does Hollywood insist upon REMAKING movies? Is Carey that desperate or that lame that he can't find something new to direct and get the financing for it?

  8. Lisa Johnson

    I loved the TV adaptation but I thought the ending was terrible.

  9. Cathy Hlatkey

    Remake of "IT". Never gong to be the same as Tim Curry playing Pennywise. Don't know if I am going to see the new one. All other remakes have been flops.

  10. Brian Wohlers

    can't wait for this remake! the book did not get the the movie it deserved with the made-for-tv version (mainly because the content was too strong to put on tv) , the only really good thing about the tv series was Tim Curry, he'll be a challenge to out-do. now this outstanding piece of literature will get the attention it deserves. so glad they decided to do a two part movie. no way would everything make into one movie!

  11. Colleen Mckinney-Laginess

    I loved the movie. I agree about Tim Curry's portrayal of Pennywise. It would be difficult to fill those shoes.

  12. Frank Lewis

    Um, PLEASE REMAKE THIS MOVIE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! The first movie didn't even do the book justice! I think they need to cast the guy who played Rorschach in "Watchmen" to be Pennywise! He'd be great!

  13. Frank Lewis

    It's too bad that Heath Ledger isn't around for THIS movie! He'd be the best clown ever, considering he was the best clown EVER in Batman!

  14. Jessica Spivey Mendez

    That movie made me afraid of the shower and sink for years. I'm interested to see how the remake will turn out..but id much rather have them make a movie series of the Dark Tower books.

  15. Julian Hernandez

    "I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I'm your worst dream come true. I'm everything you ever were afraid of."

  16. William Tanky Lock

    this remake is not going to be good. name me on movie that was remade that was good? NONE. Now they trying to remake IT. they just need to leave the movies that are legendary alone. Remake the shitty movies.

  17. Anonymous

    Tim Curry was a great clown, but probably wouldn't want to reprise the role.
    I think Hugh Laurie (ex-Dr. House) could bring a lot to the Pennywise role. An evil clown could be the next step for Laurie following his sarcastic doctor role. It would be funny and ironic because prior to House, he played a bumbling clown in the British series Jeeves and Wooster.

  18. Denetta LadyBug Harris-walker

    please! please! please! stop doing this to classic movies! we don't need anyone else playing Pennywise. I read the book as a teenager, then the movie came out. Tim Curry epitomized what I felt Pennywise was, and he scared me even more. just leave it alone. GGEEEZZZ!

  19. Denetta LadyBug Harris-walker

    please! please! please! stop doing this to classic movies! we don't need anyone else playing Pennywise. I read the book as a teenager, then the movie came out. Tim Curry epitomized what I felt Pennywise was, and he scared me even more. just leave it alone. GGEEEZZZ!

  20. Denetta LadyBug Harris-walker

    please! please! please! stop doing this to classic movies! we don't need anyone else playing Pennywise. I read the book as a teenager, then the movie came out. Tim Curry epitomized what I felt Pennywise was, and he scared me even more. just leave it alone. GGEEEZZZ!

  21. Denetta LadyBug Harris-walker

    please! please! please! stop doing this to classic movies! we don't need anyone else playing Pennywise. I read the book as a teenager, then the movie came out. Tim Curry epitomized what I felt Pennywise was, and he scared me even more. just leave it alone. GGEEEZZZ!

  22. Justin Swinehart

    They should just do a movie about Pennywise. I think a back story of Pennywise selling his soul to the devil would be more enticing then remaking “IT”. Pennywise, was possibly a mere shadow of what was truly lurking behind the makeup. Think about how cool a horror movie could be about Pennywise dated in the late 1800s circus era? When people found out what this “clown” was doing to children/adults… We could have a justified sequel/prequel to “IT”. Personally, I would feel that this would only work if “Tim Curry” played Pennywise. It’s his range of acting and gravelly voice that put fear in our minds each and every time we stepped foot into a shower, or walked by a sewer drain. “We all float down here…”.

  23. Neal Lautzenheiser

    Looking forwar to the remake. The original moive was good but desreved better. Read the book mulitple times. SK is 1 of my favorite authors.

  24. Joseph Guzzetta

    I don't understand the selling the soul to the devil reference. According to the book, Pennywise was forever. He was the counterpart to the Turtle, the creator of the universe, and arrived on earth millions of years before humans evolved, waiting for them. I don't remember any reference to him selling his soul to the devil to become the evil clown???

  25. Lesley Banks

    Someone other than Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise will be like a remake of Rocky Horror with someone else as Frank. :/ Just don't…. please.

  26. Julie Atkinson-Blumenstock

    I still dislike clowns and wonder about storm drains!

  27. Tara Barrett

    Dear Hollywood & T.V. Land;

    F*CK YOU VERY MUCH! You are OFFICIALLY OUT OF IDEAS! Stop REMAKING (REGURGITATING) Great movies and t.v. shows and turning them into SHITTY movies and t.v. shows… ENOUGH ALREADY! That is all.

    P.S.

    Don't remake The Munsters EITHER!

    Me

  28. Lori Stauffer

    Tim Curry is the best! I remember wathcing that movie over and over again, once pulled an all nighter with other friends at a sleep over. I'll admit It did freak me out as a kid, but I loved that about It!

  29. Lori Stauffer

    Can't go to sleep, the clowns will get me.Can't go to sleep, the clowns will get me.Can't go to sleep, the clowns will get me.Can't go to sleep, the clowns will get me.Can't go to sleep, the clowns will get me.Can't go to sleep, the clowns will get me.

  30. Lori Stauffer

    Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me Can't go to sleep, the clown will eat me.

  31. Dan Masucci

    The book was awesome, the TV movie, not so much… When filmmakers take King's work and try to make it like the books it ends up being a little silly. They need to change things to make it work better on screen the way Frank Darabont did with Shawshank and Green Mile. Pennywise shouldn't look like a spooky Ronald McDonald but should look much, much darker and scary. There should be no camp to the remake. In fact, they should have went straight to Darabont and had him write the adaptation.

  32. Ronny Perez

    Yes, I agree "Pennywise" was just a front, a psychic manifestation of someTHING incredibly ancient and evil…an elder God, if you will, like one of H.P. Lovecrafts literary creations. Still, not to say that there never WAS a clown named Pennywise that "IT" adopted as a tool of fear…so, I think both ideas could work.

  33. Ronny Perez

    Yes, I agree "Pennywise" was just a front, a psychic manifestation of someTHING incredibly ancient and evil…an elder God, if you will, like one of H.P. Lovecrafts literary creations. Still, not to say that there never WAS a clown named Pennywise that "IT" adopted as a tool of fear…so, I think both ideas could work.

  34. Tallulah Lakkey

    I am NOT rejoicing….I am extremely saddened……please, please,…..air the originals for the new generation to enjoy, and stop destroying the originals that are perfect just the way they are! AND PARENTS…..you need to introduce your children to the classics and originals, so that Hollywood, and their awful remakes won't make any money off of them, and will stop this utter nonsense!

  35. Dennis Finan Jr

    I watched this as a 14 year old and again when I was 32, and tim curry is still scary as fuck. the book is even wackier.

  36. Sandra Chadwell

    Remakes are very seldom better than the first or the original. Tim Curry was the best so very hard to be better. We need more writers therefore there will be more new movies. There are only a few great writers out today. Love Stephen King movies and books. I am number one fan of his so I will most likely watch it. I did not think the remake of the Shinning was as good as Jack nicholson but I still watch the movie for I just love Stephen King.

  37. Shelly Shima Cordis

    I agree, what's with all the remakes. SO OVER IT! Hollywood is full of a bunch of idiots that can't come up with an original idea to save it's life! Either do a prequel or part too! Remakes just ruin the original and make a new generation of movie goers hate a classic! TWO WORDS< MICHAEL BOLTON!

  38. Anonymous

    NOOOOOOOOOOO, this is wrong on so many levels its not even funny. No one can ever do pennywise like Tim Curry, no one, do you hear that hollywood?

  39. Dena Spohn

    Doesn't anyone have an original idea anymore? The first "It" with Tim Curry, Richard Thomas, etc. was fantastic and can't be improved on.

  40. Stray La' Chic

    Leave the movies ALONE! WE ARE SICK OF YOU REMAKING OUR CLASSICS! GIVE US SOMETHING NEW!
    As For Tim Curry, He should be doing or Exotic, Nemesis, Dark/ or Versatile, Twisted mind blowing roles anyway!
    But, I feel people have given him the short stick for the last few years! Tim Curry Should of been cast in the Hunger Games! He could of also been in the movie HANNA. He is an Amazing Actor and needs roles that will make is skills shine! I Would Love to see Tim Curry play opposite to Liam Neeson in something exotic, very dark, intense Some type of movie with the feel of HANNA meets Taken.

  41. Jaime Cowley

    Exactly! Pennywise selling his soul to the devil is a silly idea. Not only does that not happen in the book, but Pennywise was extremely old..an alien from outer space basically who landed on earth during the dinosaur period. He is a shapeshifter, which is why he can appear in the guise of the child's biggest fear, be it clown or Creature from the Black Lagoon. He doesn't need the devil.

  42. Jaime Cowley

    The only thing good about the old IT movie was Tim Curry as Pennywise. Other than that the movie was extremely horrible. It hardly bore any resemblance to the book, even though the book is a massive read and much would have to be trimmed to fit into a movie. I'm very excited they are going to redo IT. And though Tim Curry was an amazing Pennywise, I am sure they will find a good replacement. I am also happy that now that Stephen King isn't allowing his books to be shredded, the movies are more closely aligned to the books.

  43. Jonathan Heggestad

    The reason they are redoing old movies is because Hollywood is in a slump right now. It is cheaper for studios to remake a movie and add sequels to material that they already own then to get the rights and go through the hassle of something new. For example Disney awhile ago had lost a lot of money on a Pixar movie which resulted in "Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamps Adventure" and "Lion King 1/2" etc. This way they could reclaim the money that they had previously watched. I don't agree with what the studios do but I can see where they are coming from.

  44. Joseph Guzzetta

    Actually, I've always thought of "It" as the devil. The Turtle was the creator of the universe, and the book implies him to be good (though he is indifferent about what It is doing to the children). He's more than an alien. He's omnipotent. Or at least he's an alien from a realm beyond our universe.

  45. Kathee Alexander McCarl

    This movie scared the crap out of me when I was younger. I want to get it on Netflix so my kids (who are all adults) can see it. I do not think anyone can play Pennywise except Tim Curry. I wish they would leave this alone too, but creativity in Hollywood is at an all-time low, so they just remake old classics but add a lot more sex, violence and profanity in it to draw in younger viewers.

  46. Jaime Cowley

    I think he has more power than the devil. Besides, the devil is always in relation to religion, and Pennywise doesn't come through anything religious. But I share your idea that he's an alien from beyond our own universe.

  47. Zeroun Blue

    well having read the book amd seeing the original movie…its hard to translate a lot of what happens due to children being the main characters…but hopefully it will be worth it. and yes Tim Curry will be hard to replace…

  48. Jaime Cowley

    I think it's going to be so much better. I always hoped they'd remake it because IT is one of my favorites and I can't even watch the old movie without getting pissed off, lol.

  49. Zeroun Blue

    Honestly I enjoyed the original, but some things as I said are hard to translate due to the age limit and budget restaints.

  50. Brittany Watch

    This is a classic and should stay a classic. No need to make a part two! >:( Tim Curry is and will forever be the only Pennywise I know.

  51. Anonymous

    Tim Curry scared the crap out of me as Pennywise and I was 13 at the time the movie came out. To this very day, I despise all clowns and can't look at Tim Curry without seeing Pennywise & being disturbed! There is no way that a remake would ever come close in spookiness to the original!

  52. Jin Jung

    I think the original movie was good but not great. The ending was terrible and with a bigger budget, a talented director and cast, the movie can be improved. To all the people who say that only Tim Curry(who was wonderful) can play Pennywise, nobody thought that anyone could play a better Joker than Jack Nicholson. I was thinking maybe John Malkovich or Robert Carlyle could fill the shoes of Pennywise.

  53. William Lawrence Everett

    I'm not quite sure what to think about this. Movies based on King's work is hit-or-miss. Many of his novels are too long to be crammed into a 1.5 – 2 -hour movie and mini-series…es? have to toned-down for television. Still, as I said… hit-or-miss. It might be good, you never know. Personally though, I'm looking forward to a 'Dark Tower' series of movies.

  54. Harry Marotto

    I thought the mini series was brilliant, and the book is my favorite! The cast John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Harry Anderson, Tom Reed, Annette O'Toole and so many others, but I'm cool to see another rendition; very cool!

  55. Ed G Power

    I'm sorry, but the scene where all the guys get with the girl to defeat him freaked me out.

  56. Emily Tanksley

    No. Nooooo! NOOOOOO!!!" THIS IS THE MOVIE THAT MADE ME TERRIFIED OF CLOWNS!!

  57. Kelly Doyle

    Aside from Pet Semetary this is my scariest book of all time, and I don't think the TV movie did it anywhere close to justice (although Tim Curry is the best Pennywise possible). I would love to see this as it should have been: a big budget R rated movie, no holds barred. I might never sleep again and it gave me nightmares even as a kid, but this one has the capacity to scare me in a way other horror movies fail to if it's done right.

  58. Carrie Barnes

    i think it the remake will be awsome because of our technology with the movies now the special effects could be great!! it would be even more awsome if tim curry played pennwise again though!! but yes they should add some of the story about pennywise to make it more creepy!

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  60. Danielle Hall

    Thank you Joseph G. As good as the movie was, the book was ten times better. There was no selling his soul. Actually he was a she.

  61. Anonymous

    I love those showers. Those are always a lot of fun.

  62. Anonymous

    Joseph Guzzetta – Thank you! Finally someone else who has actually read the book! I've tried for years to tell people that the book (which was not truly represented in the movie) was EXCELLENT! "It" was not exclusively a clown people! "It" would embody the greatest fear of the person "It" was hunting, which made "It" SO MUCH MORE SCARY! My personal favorite was the syph-infected, half-rotted hobo that chased Eddie as a child while singing a sexually inappropriate ditty. And the final battle with "It" in the book was so much more than simply sling-shotting a couple stupid hunks of silver at the spider. (yay alliteration) I truly hope that the new movie will at least try to incorporate the story of the Turtle, the Macroverse and the Ritual of Chud. Because when facing an enemy that attacks your fears, the only way to defeat "It" is with an epic battle of the mind. READ THE BOOK PEOPLE (and don't let the slow first chapter or 1000+ page count discourage you, totally worth the effort)

  63. Hussle Crowe

    no one can replace Tim Curry as Penny Wise, Robert England as Freddy Kruger, Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates Psycho, and Terry O Quinn as Stepfather, those four could never be replaced.

  64. Rosemarie Kury

    Yes, even as an adult Pennywise the Clown gave me nightmares, and seeing a clown with balloons always reminds me of Pennywise. This is one of his best books—I recently re-read it as an e book, probably will read it again. They made a TV movie out of this, but looking forward to a regular movie, and a two parter should do it justice!

  65. Dee Coburn

    Josh Nelson I agree my friend…I hate clowns now thanks to IT.

  66. Will Parks III

    The book was so very good and scary and had great creep factor. The made for TV movie however, was anything but. It made one of the best horror stories of all time into something that looked completely silly. It started out with John Boy Walton in the lead role and then added Frank N. Furter as Pennywise. The rest is completely forgetable. That being said, I'm glad they are going to try again. Maybe they'll get it right this time. Maybe they'll remake all the lame 'made for TV' versions of kings books. Salem's Lot, The Stand, Tommy Knockers…….

  67. Anonymous

    Being a big Stephen King fan, I read the book when it first came out. My son, who is now 38 yrs. old., lent it to me after reading it first. It scared the hell out of me! My son and I watched the television version of the book together and absolutely picked it apart. I am so excited that they are going to make a big screen version of this book! I will be number one in line to go to see it! Best book that Stephen King ever wrote! Tim Curry was the best for all of us who are horror fans………………………………….

  68. Anonymous

    Joseph Guzzetta You are so very right!!! People….. you have to read the book….

  69. Anonymous

    AGAIN, I AGREE!!!! Scariest book that I ever read by Stephen King!!!!!

  70. Cody Binford

    You my friend should be directing this movie, my idea exactly! Since only Tim Curry can play Pennywise, that is a must. The movie "IT" wasn't that great, Pennywise was. So why redo a crappy movie with an awesome antagonist? Remake a new one that revolves around Pennywise, I hope someone listens!!

  71. Anonymous

    They also said that no one could play The joker because of Jack Nicholson. That worked out pretty well

  72. Jon Davidson

    Another example of the ones with money having no memory and no clue. When you try to remake a movie or tv show where the lead is indelibly linked to a certain actor, you're guaranteed to disappoint the fans. Think Lone Ranger, The Avengers series, King Kong, (place your favorite remade movie here).

    It's like trying to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show without…. well, without Tim Curry.
    You can do it, but……. why?

  73. Jon Davidson

    You'll never make me it see It. I'm serious; I'll never see It; in fact I don't even like to say It. So I'll never say it again. I mean I'll never say It again. Oh no! I said it! I said It! I said It again!
    (That's three "its"….)

    "NEEH!"

  74. Kurt Rosenbaum

    Tim Curry was the ONLY good thing about that POS movie. but there are several great actors out there. a lot of people cried fowl at the casting of Heath Ledger in Batman. he ruled!

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that novel. it's my favorite of King's. I've read it at least 10 times over the last 25 years. the movie was an insult! the casting was a joke, and it just wasn't scary. it's supposed to be horror. worst SK adaptation to film ever.

  75. Jessica Michael

    Love the idea….agree though that only Tim Curry could do pennywise. I was highly disappointed in the new Freddy they got for the remake of Nightmare on Elm St. It threw the whole essance of the movie off…….I say if you are going to remake a classic, you BETTER do it justice. If you can't add to the pleasure, don't touch it and leave the fans in pain. Hint, hint, freddy……

  76. Randy Donaghy

    One night when kids were younger…they almost simultaneously shit their pants when the razor sharp teeth came out…hi georgie….lmao…had to stop movie or have couch shampooed

  77. Stefan Richard

    "Again"? I didn't realize this had already been remade. When was this?

  78. Loui Cuisini

    That's also how I felt about Jack Nicholson as "the Joker"…than came Heath Ledger with this genius performance…

  79. Linda Madden

    Pennywise freaks me out to this day. I didn't see much of him thru my fingers, but I saw enough to know that Tim Curry was and always will be the only Pennywise.

  80. Rahsheeda Rodney

    I think it is fine the way the movie is… to many remakes causes a lot of classic movies to suck… but I am excited for it.

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  82. Anonymous

    Tim Curry should have got an Emmy for Pennywise, He just revels in it!

  83. Justin Swinehart

    I guess that's my fault. I never did read the book. Books are better than "Hollywood Movies". To each is own with our own vision of how we imagine things. The spider at the end ruined the movie for me. However, I must agree that Pennywise could in fact be the "devil". The devil isn't always about religion. No matter what you believe the Devil/God believes in you. One feeds on fear, and the other on faith… I believe that with a proper back story of adding whatever angle one perceives would be cool. I would just like to see the clown again! Although, I do like the 1800s circus era idea! LOL!

  84. Lauren Lewis

    I have been waiting for almost two years for this since I first heard about it. It scares the bajebiz out of me, but I still watch it everytime I get. Although I this movie does the book more justice then the 1st. The book is a hundred times scarier and actually tells you were it came from. The first movie left a lot of things out that should of been added. I hope this time it is even better.

  85. Lauren Lewis

    Pennywise came from a turtle that vomits universes. The turtle ate something bad one day and threw up pennywise. Pennywise came here to earth on the astroid during the time of dinosaurses. SO it kind of makes you want to think that pennywise is the one that was in charge of the distruction of the dinosaures. Read the book.

  86. Lauren Lewis

    also in the book pennywise back in the day walked around adults like everyday people and they knew what he did to their children they just figured it is better them then us. But it does talk about him hanging out in bars back in the day.

  87. Charlotte Hawver

    I think that they should just leave it alone. I agree that no one can do Pennywise like Tim Curry did. They need to leave the movies that have been made in the past and quit remaking so many.

  88. Sandra Morris

    This is my all time favorite Stephen King book:I had read it 3 times before the miniseries came out and while I agree Tim Curry was perfect I was so disappointed with the film.I literally thought "Is that it?" when it was over and am really happy to see it remade.If they follow the book it will be far more scary than the original version.That book was terrifying! I hope they put in the scene with Ben and what happened to him on the way home from school:if you have read the book you'll know what I mean…scared the crap out of me;).

  89. Joseph Guzzetta

    Ah – very very true Danielle – I had forgotten that. It was female (hence the eggs the Losers had to destroy in the end). In fact, wasn't it Bill who realized, in horror during the Ritual of Chüd, that It was not male?

  90. Joseph Guzzetta

    wzzzaaa wzzzaaa Totally agree. The book is well worth the effort. I actually found it to be a VERY quick read. Definitely did not feel like a thousand pages plus. The books hooks you into the history of Derry, It and the Losers. While Tim Curry did play a terrifying Pennywise, the movie didn't come close to doing the book justice, and I hope this new adaptation will do better (for example, while I agree that the "shower scene" was freaky and made me afraid of showers for 10 years as a kid, it didn't happen in the book). Also, while the "we all float" line is used in the movie, you would have no way of understanding what Pennywise means when she says that unless you read the book. I am excited that the movie is coming out, and happy it will be done in two parts (because you can't distill that story into 2 hours), I hope that they do it well. It would be possible to completely butcher this one if they're not careful.

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  92. Thomas Frankeberger

    I think the guy from everybody loves raymond the brother would be perfect. He played a clown in a movie back in the day and he is creepy. And that voice. I have that show but he would b great.

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  94. Kendallyn Kemp

    Anything below a rated R label for this movie would be a mistake. That 90s TV version completely watered down the horror conveyed in book, though it did scare my pants off when I first viewed it as a kid. After reading the book as an adult I might have been traumatized beyond comfort had they succeeded in accurately telling the story on the big screen. No one could replace Tim Curry, but I would give Hugh Laurie a shot like some have mentioned.

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  96. Olivia Stewart

    If you haven't read the book, then you can't really know what the story is all about. And so, I think it needs to be remade, more realistic to follow that concept because it's been diluted into something it isn't and todays effects could make it more of what King really intended it to be.

  97. Monica Mora

    I read the book when I was 10 years old. I am still scared of the gutter in front of my mom's house. The movie I did not like. They could have done a better job. I will say that the casting in the old movie was good.

  98. Devaney Rose

    I feel the same way about pennywise and freddy. I couldn't stand the newest freddy cruger bc of it being a different person. but I am looking forward to seeing the remake because of the original being for TV it couldn't be as intense as we all know it could be. I'm interested in seeing what they can do with it. but nothing ever is as good as the originals.

  99. Cody Lakin

    "IT" is a tale unlike any, pretty much ever. It's legendary, and too much for the average reader to fully take in, especially because of its size. The miniseries was enjoyable, but in comparison to the book it was utterly laughable. Tim Curry was the key reason that it was any good at all. So with two parts, with it not being made for TV, and as long as the director understands that it's so much more than just a horror story and not about the blood, this could introduce the world to something totally unexpected and above expectations. As excited as I am for this movie–obsessively excited, really–I'm also scared for it, because it could easily go bad.

  100. Randa Lincicome

    I wasn't sure who would fit the role best if Tim Curry didn't do it, but that actually sounds plausible :)

  101. Randa Lincicome

    I wasn't sure who would fit the role best if Tim Curry didn't do it, but that actually sounds plausible :)

  102. Shayne Campbell

    I bet people said the same thing about only Jack Nicholson being able to play the Joker from 1989's Batman…. until Heath Ledger dominated the role. So this upcoming remake could be an opportunity to see someone break through with an amazing performance as Pennywise!

  103. Gavin White

    The only person I think would e awesome to remake this movie would be tim burton adn have depp play pennywise I think it would be good.

  104. Laura Villafuerte

    I remember watching Stephen King's IT as a kid. Now Warner Bros. is doing a remake? Sweet.

  105. Rosetta Milne

    I agree totally… Tim Curry is the one and only pennywise…. any one else will just be crap… so why bother remaking it..

  106. Rosetta Milne

    I agree totally… Tim Curry is the one and only pennywise…. any one else will just be crap… so why bother remaking it..

  107. Rebecca McClease

    Didn't know that Tim Curry was the evil but job clown, I don't really watch horror movies, but he is such an awesome actor, such a great bad guy that I just know he would have done a fantastic job. Why do they bother remaking movies that the must know are just going to suck?

  108. Rosetta Milne

    exactly.. dont remake classics… no one will ever be as good as tim curry so that alone will make the movie suck already… they did the same with a nightmare on elm street.. they remade it and didnt use Robert Englund as freddy and it SUCKED… suck suckity suck suck suck…

  109. Rosetta Milne

    ahhh the story of Bob Gray.. that would be awesome.. how he came to be an evil killer clown…

  110. Sandra Mansell

    Yep same with Star Trek… oh wait I'm the only person who thought that one sucked :-(

  111. Rebecca McClease

    Oops, I meant evil nut job clown. I hope you knew what I meant. And remakes generally do suck. Sandra, I haven't really seen much star trek so I can't comment on that.

  112. Heather Adams Nicely

    I have always thought that the original IT was rather lame. Only because it was a "made-for-tv" mini-series, and back then everything was severely censored. I was truely hoping that if IT were remade, it would be by Rob Zombie. He has the ability to make this extremely creepy, and give nightmares to whole new generation. lol

  113. Briana Washington

    I think this movie would be awesome if it added more of the horror from the book.. like the house on 29 Neibolt street and the standpipe at memorial park.. and maybe even add more history of Derry. Oh and Tim Curry would also be a huge plus!

  114. Anonymous

    Would love to see a remake only because it is going to be in theaters.. Had already read the book before I saw the movie as a kid and was a bit upset even then(The movie made me laugh and the book scares me to this day). Loved Tim Curry but they said the same thing about Jack Nicholson and the Joker.

  115. Zach Rogers

    I don't know maybee a new penywise.
    he looked nothing in the movie like I pictured in the book.
    and with modernday abilities it would be awesome if they remade it.

  116. Carly Rau

    whered you hear that? It is a shape shifter. thats all lol the turtle, IT and another unamed force are the beings of the universe, good, evil, neutral. IT took the form of Pennywise to entice children closer to him then hes take the form of their worst fear.

  117. Carly Rau

    whered you hear that? It is a shape shifter. thats all lol the turtle, IT and another unamed force are the beings of the universe, good, evil, neutral. IT took the form of Pennywise to entice children closer to him then hes take the form of their worst fear.

  118. Carly Rau

    it wouldnt be a r rated movie, its be x rated. in the book beverly has sex with all them at 11. i doubt thatll be in screens lol

  119. Troy Lazarus

    I think with the advances in technology, this film has the potential to be amazing. The TV miniseries had an all star cast in order to draw in an audience. Today, films have the ability to draw people in without spending so much of their budget on weighing down a cast with all stars. The original film stepped too far away from the book for my tastes. The book was so much better because it didn't have to worry about editing contect for TV audiences. With this film, it could be a lot more raw and deal with some of the issues the book hit on. It has the potential to also be a lot more graphic and gorey. Although Tim curry is a great actor and his role as Pennywise was iconic, a dark redition of the film would not be a good fit for him. There are so many great actors out there, today. Hopefully, they can draw in a really good cast and not make the film as campy like the original.

  120. Tate Christensen

    I am very excited for this. I've been following the updates since rumors hit the web in 2009. So glad its finally official. I've been a huge fan ever since I saw the mini series as a kid. I didn't shower for a week! I've read the novel twice and can't wait to see it brought to life in a new way. Pennywise haunted my childhood.. Its a love hate relationship that only horror fans understand.

  121. Syn Saviour

    Don't remake a film that's already good. You will only ruin it.

  122. Alex Crook

    hell no,dont you remember when johnny depp (and tim burton) ruined any potential the willy wonka remake had?

  123. Brandon Ward

    The MFTV miniseries was great, in my book, for what it was. Tim Curry gave it the atmosphere it needed and will forever be THE evil clown, but nothing could make up for the lack of budget. I'm amazed it ever got a green light, and happy it did! Much as I'd love to see Curry do something so evil again… he is not at all necessary. If the people running this actually care about the story told in the book (yeah, minus the weird 11yr old orgy…), they'll find someone amazing. Unless it's done totally incompetently, I'm totally psyched to see It on the big screen.

  124. Chris Grau

    ya sorry guy but the "pennywise selling his soul" idea is just god awful. the reader never truly learns what form he is normally because we would lose our minds if we saw its real form. pennywise takes the form of a clown for children because children normally love clowns and trust them. as for the remake they def need tim curry as pennywise or the big brother from everybody love ramond. Brad Garrett I think he name is. that dudes creepy as it is! my main concern is who will play henry bowers. although Jarred Blancard didn't resemble the character from the novel, he wasnt muscular, particuarly tall, no buzz cuz or pink jacket, somthing about the kid clicked in that movie. if they go into great detail and make each part of the 2 part movie like 3 hours long, this movie will be amazing. its about time a stephen king novel was done some justice on the big screen!

  125. Daniel Prys Lewis

    That's sounds good! :) The original was great but was ruined by the crappy spider ending….. this time they need to do the ending justice! Still can't believe it was Tim Curry who played Pennywise the Clown :O In my opinion he is one of the most underated actors in the Film industry :( It would be great if he played the Part again :)

  126. Danielle Tomer

    This movie scared the ever living SH*T out of me when I was 6 years old. Can't believe my mom let me watch it! It made me so terrified of clowns that after watching it, we went to the circus, a clown pointed at me and motioned for me to come down and volunteer, and I ran SCREAMING out of that big top! While I agree NOBODY can do as good of a job as the role of Pennywise than Tim Curry, I also felt the second part of this movie was very lack-luster, and as usual, the movie left SOOO MUCH out than what was in the book. I certainly hope that more is included directly from the book, as the book is one of the most well written horror stories I have ever read. I also VEHEMENTLY hope that they do not do any of that CGI CRAP for the special effects. It will really ruin the movie.

  127. Mathew Fuller

    I agree with SHayne. The original movie was crap compared to the novel and I don't think that 2 movies will cut it. We need a series or a set of movies that focus on the history of every 30 years and vamp up the chills. Anyone that thought the movie was scary and have not read the book… go read now :-)

  128. Brennen Albert

    I do agree with some of the comments but I love remakes. Movie remakes are awesome because it's from the 21st century. I do agree that Tim Curry was the best for that Bozo looking clown named Pennywise

  129. Brad Harrah

    i've prettymuch sworn off any tim burton remake for good…they've been crap for so long…and now he is remaking himself? we'll see.

  130. Brad Harrah

    i would have agreed with you years ago..but any burton remake as of late has been a certain disaster. plus, he can do quirky…but not necessarily creepy. peter jackson would do it well, unless it turned into pretty bones or waterver.

  131. Brad Harrah

    id be okay with that…just sayin. haha…but i was wondering about that, too. kind of like the bathtub sccene in pet semetary

  132. Brad Harrah

    i love this possibility, because i love the book and so HATED the tv version. yes, it was such a watered-down attempt and made me cringe. i don't understand why people keep saying it was good, unless their expectations were low. tim curry was good…the rest was bad. it reminds me of talking to a friend who was shocked that i wasn't a limp bizkit fan. i finally got her to admit that the music wasn't good, but she thought fred durst was cute–that's why she was a fan. tim curry was a piece of bubblegum in an otherwise turd of a movie. perhaps it was an entertaining introduction for some…but to those who liked the book, it was such a disappointment.

  133. Brad Harrah

    i don't think the usual rule about remakes applies here. remaking a classic, original series is a risk. a forced sequel is a risk. cashing in on a beloved novel is different. people should be excited that this book is getting the film treatment, as we DO NOT need another stephen king tv miniseries…DO NOT! kubrick's the shining is a classic. the tv series? not really, even if it was closer to the book. king needs his work to be translated by a skilled director. if he gets his way and too much is taken DIRECTLY from the book, then it becomes more b-movie. it would take very little for this movie to be better than the tv series. newer technology, a better director, the freedom of an R rating in order to develop the mature themes and true horror…plus, the absence of commercial breaks. beep beep, indeed. this one could easily float..and sink the first one (not original) like a fiberless log in the sewer.

  134. Curry Gaut

    traumatizing movie! but i love it! and i agree time curry is the only person that can capture the fear that pennywise brings

  135. Brandi Brennan-Hyatt

    Haha! When I was a kid I watched that scary stuff all the time…I couldnt imagine letting my kids watch that today! Even though they are probably older than I was when I watched it! No wonder I had nightmares! Lol

  136. Traci Gilmer-Danforth

    Just finished watching the remake on TV – great book, and an ok TV movie. I agree with Dan Mas(below) in that Pennywise should be more frightening. I also feel it would do Stephen's book more justice if the ending was not some spider-creature but what Stephen had in the book: a creature that was more than physical and indestructible. Two movies might be a stretch in the sense of where to end it and then continue; on the flip-side: one movie really wouldn't be enough. Would be interesting to see what they do.

  137. Joseph Guzzetta

    First, It is a she, not a he. Second, Bob Grey did not become an evil killer clown, as I pointed out earlier. An immortal evil inter-dimentional shape-shifting creature adopted the name Bob Grey to lure children to her. You have to read the book, people!

  138. Joseph Guzzetta

    First, It is a she, not a he. Second, Bob Grey did not become an evil killer clown, as I pointed out earlier. An immortal evil inter-dimentional shape-shifting creature adopted the name Bob Grey to lure children to her. You have to read the book, people!

  139. Alan Simpson

    I loved the book and the mini series. Agree, Tim Curry WAS Pennywise and I can't think of any other actor to portray him to that magnitude. If they do decide to do the remake (which I am against) and it being in two parts, make part one about the kids, part two with the adults instead of flashing back and forth. May be interesting with the right cast.

  140. Mintha Walker

    Omg why was i just joking with Faye about 2 hours ago saying they were gonna remake Stephen Kings ' It'…lol go figure

  141. Shyrelle Hurtado

    If they remake this they damn well better get Tim Curry to do Pennywise. Just as only Robert England can do Freddy so can only Tim do Pennywise.

  142. Lucie Keena Muzzy

    It is starting to become somewhat annoying…..not somewhat, but very annoying. This whole lets remake every classic movie possible is getting ridiculous.

  143. Lucie Keena Muzzy

    It is starting to become somewhat annoying…..not somewhat, but very annoying. This whole lets remake every classic movie possible is getting ridiculous.

  144. Anonymous

    After being majorly disappointed by remakes of "the Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Halloween", "Friday the 13th", "A Nightmare on Elm Street", and "the Thing", I'm not confident that a remake of "It" will be any good. At the same time, the horror fan in me still has excitement about the idea. One can only have hope that the film makers will turn this effort into a great, if not decent, film. And I wholeheartedly agree with all of you; it will be extremely difficult to recreate the persona of Pennywise the Dancing Clown created and performed with masterly skill and talent by the one and only Tim Curry.

  145. Anonymous

    But one thing they definitely need to do differently is making sure that the actor who plays the adult William Denbrough does not have a ponytail like the one sported by Richard Thomas in the 1990 film. *Shutters* what the hell was the man thinking? He looked so awful! lol

  146. Rosemary Davis

    I just watched It for the first time last week end and I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen. Fantastic movie and I look forward to seeing the remake. My son is now reading the book and he said it goes into a lot of detail.

  147. Janeen OmightyIsis Jackson

    I love Johnny Depp, but I dont think he is good for the role. We need some who is big, creepy and scary looking in makeup…johnny depp is not creepy
    Think Rocky Picture Horror Show creepy glam, homicidal smart ass for It

  148. Rob Steven

    Does anyone think that Sid Haig would make an awesome Pennywise.

  149. Jake Meert

    thing is while Tim was a good version of pennywise, the old movie barely represented the book, the book had things that you couldn't put on tv. which is why it failed to capture the essence of horror that the book was able to. but if they do remake it they better do it well, tim's act will be a hard one to follow.

  150. Anonymous

    I always wondered whether the Penny-wise storyline was inspired by John Wayne Gasey. I researched it, and turns out I was right! I can't wait for the remake. The tv movie was disappointing.

  151. Jason P. Lamoureux

    Is it me, or is the heading for this article, one or two of the following, confusing, and incorrect. By both I mean this, it states STEPHEN KING'S IT BEING REMADE AGAIN. Shouldn't it read STEPHEN KING'S IT BEING REMADE, OR STEPHEN KING'S IT BEING MADE AGAIN. The last time I checked there was only one IT movie, so it's not really being remade again, it's just being remade.

  152. Mike King

    Ukw jay,there actually was a 2nd part 2 "it" made,I have the dvd somewhere,it was not in the movies,but put on tv,then dvd,and if they remake the 1st "it" ovr again,it 'll plolly b good,as long as they stick 2 the original.but uk they always add shit wit the remakes,and change it up a bit,like they will prolly have cell phones this time.lol

  153. Jason P. Lamoureux

    I saw Tim in an episode of Criminal Minds, he played a serial killed during rolling blackouts in L. A. I think he's a top notch actor, and not that it matters, but he's put a lot of weight, so much so that even if he was interested in playing this role again, I'm not sure he is what they are looking for, my bet is they go with a much younger actor that both TIm and Hugh Laurie, who was mentioned here as a possible new Pennywise.

  154. Janeen OmightyIsis Jackson

    Oh my gosh Hugh Laurie! I forgot all about him…Can he pull it off? Tim was tall and big sorta an imposing figure. Does Laurie have that kinda build?

  155. Dominic Leal

    It would be cool to see a newer version but make it scarier!!! Haha

  156. Brian M Bennett

    I thought they've dine a good job with a few of the remake such as nightmare on elm street and fright night. Plus pennywise scares the mess out of my brother. I'd love to see him frightened by It.

  157. Tommy Rustin

    Why would ANYONE do this?? Didn't they ruin enough people's childhood with the original??

  158. Jason P. Lamoureux

    Well that in actuallity wouldn't be considered a remake it would be considered a sequel. Which I've never heard of and will be looking up now.

  159. Jason P. Lamoureux

    Are you sure it isn't the second part of the made for tv movie you mean?

  160. Jason P. Lamoureux

    Well I just searched several Stephen King Filmography sites and nowhere does it mention another "It" made other than what I stated, about you maybe being confused with the part two of the dvd from the miniseries. Hey I would be open to finding out what you are talking about so if you can show me what you mean, I'm all for it…

  161. David Conklin

    I agree I think Tim curry is penny wise n I pray they stick to the book n it has to be rated r but if they do change penny wise I think jack Nicholson would be a wise choice he's just deranged n sadistic a perfect penny wise in my eyes but the ultimate is Tim

  162. David Conklin

    Key must in this movie the origin of penny wise the ritual of chud the house the smoke journey in the club house the story of Adrian the story of dorsey n his brother the leper lots of blood n fright how Henry got his blade not n I repeat do not put the orgy n there please

  163. Eddie Martinez

    Scared the shit out of me! Not only did this movie scared the shit out of my generation but I like the idea of it scaring the shit out of the next generation ….. So I say it's great idea to remake the movie

  164. Maria McClure

    I read the book 26 years ago and it had me too scared to get out of bed at night and go to the bathroom. It was terrifying, but that lame ass movie they came out with was a joke and a waste of time. It makes me a bit leery of them trying it again. I hope they do it right this time.

  165. Maria McClure

    I read the book 26 years ago and it had me too scared to get out of bed at night and go to the bathroom. It was terrifying, but that lame ass movie they came out with was a joke and a waste of time. It makes me a bit leery of them trying it again. I hope they do it right this time.

  166. Sande De Leon

    Tim Curry is a great actor and made a really good Pennywise, but the movies did not make justice for the book, so we do need a remake that sticks to the book.

  167. Sande De Leon

    Tim Curry is a great actor and made a really good Pennywise, but the movies did not make justice for the book, so we do need a remake that sticks to the book.

  168. Sande De Leon

    Have any of you ever read the book? It makes me sick to read all those nonsense about "a clown selling its soul to the devil" and "the TV series will never be improved". God, the TV series is so lame when you compare it to the book. They totally ignored the ritual of Chüd, and the whole essence of what Pennywise really is (a she, by the way). So, we need a remake, and a real good one. Rated R, please.

  169. Sande De Leon

    Have any of you ever read the book? It makes me sick to read all those nonsense about "a clown selling its soul to the devil" and "the TV series will never be improved". God, the TV series is so lame when you compare it to the book. They totally ignored the ritual of Chüd, and the whole essence of what Pennywise really is (a she, by the way). So, we need a remake, and a real good one. Rated R, please.

  170. Beverly Hensley

    Gotta be Tim Curry! But my name is Beverly and I gotta say hearin my name growled out of a sink drain terrified me for years! Did I mention I hate clowns?

  171. Christopher Molina

    IT IN 3-D WOULD BE A KILLER MOVIE. TIM CURRY HAS TO PLAY PENNYWISE..

  172. Chris Marshall

    I love the original Pennywise character because of Tim Curry and so does my son, if they do remake IT I'll watch it with great anticipation

  173. Flip Rounds

    Yeah i like It myself but remakes usually arent as good but i will be looking forward to seeing it. have a good day brotha

  174. Cliff Dunn

    What some people are missing is that the original 1990 TV movie was great for its time, but it doesn't translate well in a world of SFX like those seen in "Woman in Black" and "Insidious." The story also lagged in the original (and YES, I love Tim Curry, and thought the casting in the first was great), but, people, these are ACTORS, and whil TC rocks, there's someone out there (maybe Zack Quinto? jus came to mind now) who will also do amazing justice to the role. Actors don't really "own" their roles, guys. This is a version of the BOOK they are doing, not a regurgitated version of the 22 yo movie. Some people only think movies exist, not books.
    Good discussion though.

  175. Shara Lindsey

    The book is amazing, a complete horror masterpiece and Kings best novel in my opinion. Originally as a child i loved the mini series, then reread the book and felt they truly didn't capture the true terror the book conveyed…..except for Tim Curry, he alone carried the mini series. And i think a remake if done correctly could be brilliant, i only wish that Curry could reprise his role as Pennywise.

  176. Alex Toppo

    What a horrible idea. 90 percent of the remakes of classic horror films have been bad. Leave the classics alone! Get new ideas! Get unique! isn't that what movie making is all about? OR being a artist? wait guess not, sense hollywood will crank out every shitty remake to every classic movie no matter what genre for the rest of our lives just for revenue..so sad for all us hardcore movie fans who enjoy new, fresh material.

  177. Fritz Von

    I like the idea about a remake of the movie, just please this time make it the more similar to the book possible, it's such a great story and in the first adaptation is missing a lot of details. Obviously you can't explain all the book in a movie, but will be great if you can make it as close as the book possible.
    p.s. will be a shame that Penniwise will not be played by Tim Curry.

  178. Laurie Blacklock

    I read the novel a couple of years ago, and it is without a doubt my favourite book. So after watching the 1990 adaptation, I found it entertaining but was a little disappointed by how many of my favourit parts of the book, and how much information was left out. I hope this remake draws more from the book.

  179. Sandra Vasquez Mascorro

    I don't know how I feel about this! I am literally watching the original right now.. hopefully they do a good job.. i will def go see it in theaters….

  180. Kelton Hallo

    Although still a bit skeptical, it'd be very interesting to see who gets the role of Pennywise, and how brutal and close-to-the-book this film actually is.
    It's going to be interesting… I'll leave it there.

  181. Rob Peterson

    In my opinion… I think they should try talking to Tim Curry about reprising his role as pennywise. But as a backup I'd have to say Sid Haig would be a great pennywise

  182. Justin Borges

    Hope they do this version right just wish they could get J.J. to do it but I think he's a little busy with Star Trek & Star Wars right not. Awsome book can't wait for the movie. Technology has finally caught up with Kings imagination.

  183. Jessica Borges Casiano

    I nearly peed myself in the first one. I'm not sure I need BETTER tech for this one! ;o) Let me know how it is!

  184. Jordan Jardine

    I was scared to death of clowns cause i was forced to watch IT. But i got past the fear by kicking a guy dressed as a clown in the nuts…

  185. Andrew Roger Tayne

    In my opinion nobody does more justice to Pennywise than the original book on tape reader of the book! I would not mind a little bit more on Chud, the different faces of Pantries and his cosmic being..

  186. Juancarlos Castro Tellez

    I would love to see what they try to do with the movie it. I watched the movie at a young age and it terrified me. I feared clowns ever since. After a couple years without watching it i still remembered remarkable details. I hope everything is well explain and lots of detail into the movie. And i hope its more terrifying then the original lol just not one of those regular cheesy scary tho

  187. Vladimir Todorov

    The movie was so-so (most Stephen King film adaptations are) but the book was the first book to truly scare me. I first read it when I was 15 and oh, boy! It hasn't gotten any less scary as I read it later on in life. "We all float down here, Georgie" <shudders>.

  188. Stephanie Michele Segal

    I can't wait to see IT! Just wish I knew when it's going to come out!

  189. Stephanie Michele Segal

    Then IT's a date ;) did you see what I did there? <3

  190. Michael O'Donnell

    They left shitloads of the book out of the original film so im looking forward to it. But id still have to have Tim Curry as Pennywise