Stephen King's 'It' Remake Will 'Retain Homoerotic Undertones' Of The Novel In A Storyline TV Movie Wouldn't Touch

Patricia Ramirez

If you have ever read Stephen King's It, you know that the original made-for-TV mini-series, while pretty awesome, didn't really touch on all of the subtle nuances of the iconic horror novel. For a couple years now, rumors have been swirling about a remake of Stephen King's It, and now it looks like It is finally going to happen. Casting is well underway; and, now, as NewNowNext reports, production of the remake of Stephen King's It is officially slated to begin in July.

According to NewNowNext, the remake of It is supposed to delve much deeper into Stephen King's original plot, and will go "much further" into some of the "most disturbing" aspects of the horror classic than the 1990's version was able to.

First, take note of the casting background. In the remake of Stephen King's It, the novel's reprehensible teen bully, Patrick Hockstetter, is going to be played by Owen Teague.

The original made-for-TV It miniseries doesn't even touch on the teen boys' sexual relationship, which has been described as "reluctant but experimental."

According to reports, the pair of bullies will have some pretty uncomfortable shared scenes in the upcoming film adaptation of It.

"Hockstetter also hides a dark, murderous secret that is in keeping with the content of It, and will probably shape his character in the film."

The second installment of the remake of Stephen King's It will fast forward to the adult lives of "The Loser's Club," and tell the tale of how an adolescence spent fighting the demonic Pennywise would define the rest of their lives when it becomes apparent that Pennywise has returned to their hometown of Derry, Maine.

There has been no official word on when the second part will be released.

What do you think? Are you super stoked for the It remake? Do you think that they should have left the classic alone? Did the filmmakers make a good decision by tackling one of the book's most controversial and disturbing story lines? Are you confident that this cast of young talent will be able to tackle a cult classic like Stephen King's It?

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