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?