Stephen King‘s horror novel “It” about the freakiest and probably the scariest clown ever written about will arrive in theaters later this year.
“It” will be making its leap from the pages of Stephen King‘s book to the big screen thanks to director Andrés Muschietti who’s vision looks to be keeping in faith with the book. If you’ve ever read the book you know it’s a pretty thick read and this movie will only be dealing with the first half where all of the main characters are still kids.
Even though this is the first time this particular book is coming to theaters its not the first time the material has gone in front of the cameras. In the early 1990’s “It” was turned into a television mini-series that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise.
There are some differences between King’s novel and Muschietti’s movie; namely, King’s book took place in the 1950s, where the movie picks up with the Losers’ Club as kids in the late 1980s. The difference in the film version of IT will allow the planned second IT movie (hopefully, cross your fingers) to explore the lives of the Losers’ Club as adults to take place in the present-day, just as King’s novel did when it was first published back in 1986.
To be fully honest I’ve never been a big fan of Stephen King and his books or am I a big fan of horror movies, but I have read “It” and I am looking forward to seeing this movie when it hits theaters this September.
“It” hits theaters on September 8, 2017
Cast: Bill Skarsgaard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor