Stephen King’s It Remake


Horror fans have a reason to get excited!! It’s official, Stephen Kings It remake has been confirmed!

Stephen King's IT Remake – A Return to Absolute Terror

Stephen King is known as the Master of Fear, and he has been terrifying people for a very long time with his writing talent.  King has written such frightening books as Carrie, Cujo, Pet Sematary, and many more books that will give anyone who reads them nightmares. However, one of King’s books that really ranks high on the fear meter is a book about a clown gone bad called IT.   In 1990, a television movie came out about this terrifying clown, and the movie starred Annette O’Toole, Seth Green, John Ritter, and Tim Curry as the infamous clown, Pennywise.  Now over two decades later, Warner Brothers has decided to remake Stephen King’s chilling classic tale of good versus evil.

Imagine the horror of seeing Pennywise the Clown on the big screen?  Unlike the 1990 version, this remake of IT will be in theaters.  When it comes to remakes, many people are against it because they are such huge fans of the original. Can anyone truly play Pennywise the Clown the way Tim Curry did?  However, Warner Brothers has promised that the IT remake will be just as frightening as the first one and it will be as close to the Stephen King bestselling book as possible.

Why remake IT?  Anyone that has read the book and then seen the 1990 movie can tell you that the movie itself was terrifying, so why mess with something that was already done?  The answer to the question of why remake IT is quite simple, the technology is better now than it was back in 1990 when the first movie was done.  Computers have impacted the way that movies are made now, so with even better technology, the IT remake is guaranteed to be even more terrifying than the original.

Whenever you hear the words movie remake, you immediately feel the need to cringe.  You get images in your head of beloved movies being redone, and possible in the worst ways imaginable.  Warner Brothers has decided to take the Stephen King movie, IT and remake it.  Though the idea of this remake can worry you, the film studio has promised that IT will be just as scary as King’s novel and the 1990 movie.  Over twenty years has passed since IT came out as a movie, and now with the newest movie-making technology, the remake of this classic is  sure to be a terrifying movie experience.

Stephen King's classic horror-suspense novel It, is about to hit our screens with a remake. Yes that's right an It remake! Many would have read the horror of Pennywise the scary clown and now cinemas and theaters will be gearing up for a remake which looks likely to be made in a two-part adaption. You may be thinking this has already been done before? Indeed in 1990, John Ritter and Seth Green starred with Tim Curry clowning around perfectly cast for the role of Pennywise.

The It remake news grapevine says that Warner Brothers are the Hollywood film makers and sponsors for the latest venture which will use top horror director Cary Fukunaga in the chair. Roy Lee and Dave Katzenberg are about to form the production team. Naturally it is hoped that Stephen King fans will see the remake of the novel kept as close and true to the book as possible. The excitement is certainly mounting as many classic novels have been made into movies during the eighties and nineties, only for them to have to be remade again in the 21st Century as technology and computer graphics made substantial leaps in the movie production arena.

One such example was the Lord of the Rings novel by J.R.R. Tolkien; before Peter Jackson's brilliant trilogy was brought to our big screens in all its glory there was a film released in the 1980s which had even run out of money and the part-cartoon, part real movie was a proper damp-squib to say the least. There is course is no suggestion that John Ritter and Annette O'Toole's efforts in the 1990 screening was bad but the new remake will make full use of all the latest technologies that Warner Brothers can finance and director Fukunaga can summon up. It is also worth remembering that the original 1990 screenplay was indeed fearful and scary but had a television style screenplay about it. The new remake is likely to more cinematic and therefore perhaps even scarier.

In the remake there is a promise that the care and attention to detail that Stephen King penned in the book, will be kept as true to form as possible. There is a promise from Warner Brothers and the production team that the book itself will be very much respected and any deviance from it will not be tolerated. Stephen King's It remake promises to have all the horror and fear of the book with a new cinema edge to it.

I often try hard to not be another cynical voice on the Internet, but it's news like this that finds me shaking my head in disbelief. Anyone who's read Stephen Kings IT knows that it can't possibly work as a single feature-length film, right? We also know that it isn't stopping Warner Bros. from trying. And while the project is still in development, read on for what screenwriter Dave Kajganich had to say about it.

Last year we told you that the IT remake was moving forward, and one year later we still only know about that much. But the Stephen King fansite Lilja's Library had a very interesting conversation with screenwriter Dave Kajganich about his approach to the project which, as of now, is steadily moving forward.

"In all of my talks with the studio, it has only ever been discussed as a single feature film," says Kajganich. "The book's length is clearly more suited to a mini-series and I understand very well why they went that route the last time around, but I think the book's content is really more appropriate for cinema. I told the studio from the beginning that I felt I needed to be able to write for an R rating, since I wanted to be as candid as the novel about the terrible things the characters go through as kids. They agreed and off I went."

Kajganich also spoke on the seemingly impossible (and unenviable) task of consolidating the novel without losing sight of the story:

"I think the biggest difference is that we're working with about two-thirds the onscreen time they had for the miniseries, Kajganich continues. "That sounds dire, I know, but it doesn't necessarily mean two-thirds the amount of story. I'm finding as many ways as I can to make certain scenes redundant by deepening and doubling others. To me, this is an interesting process because it has the effect of thematically intensifying the whole, but it can lead to dramatic surprises. Certain scenes I thought would be crucial to the coherence of the whole ended up cut, while other scenes, which were somewhat cursory in the book, ended up being pivotal in the script."

The writer was, at one time, attached to the Paramount Pet Sematary remake, but the 'all knowing' powers-that-be decided that the film should be tailored to a much younger audience, which meant that Ellie Creed was suddenly going to be the focal point of the film ... and a teenager.


"IT" returns every 30 years. It is due to revisit Derry in 2015.

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New News About the Planned Stephen King's It Remake!

Good news for Stephen King fans! There’s news about the upcoming Stephen King’s It Remake. The It Remake was first announced all the way back in 2009, and since then the main announcement that we had heard was that they were starting all over again, back in 2012 – which never sounds like a good thing. But now, there’s hope that the film may somehow make its way out of development hell yet, and it’s coming thanks to an interview with the planned remake’s producer, Dan Lin.

Lin is a busy man, and the interview was with in relation to another film he’s involved in that has made it to theaters: The Lego Movie. In the interview, Lin admits he has a number of projects on the go, the next of which is a mob story called The Brotherhood. “We hope to shoot that in the fall,” he says. “Then Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that.”

Cary Fukunaga is the last person we heard was attached to this project, which is planned as a series of two films, to accommodate the massive 1100-page tale of an evil monster who shape shifts into a murderous clown named Pennywise, and the group of friends who have to stop it. The inclusion of Fukunaga is a very positive sign that we’re in for a well-made It Remake.

Fukunaga's resume has some pretty impressive credits on it, starting with his feature film debut Sin Nombre, an emotional, harrowing tale of children trying to escape gang life in Honduras and leave the country. The movie picked up the Directing Award and Sundance and a pile of other prizes from film festivals and award shows. He then went on to direct a 2010 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. This too was critically acclaimed and even picked up an Academy Award nomination for Costume Design. Perhaps Fukunaga's biggest credit to date has been the zeitgeist-filling hardboiled HBO detective series True Detective, where he was the sole director for the first season's eight episodes. In terms of his writing skills, he’s done much less writing than directing – though he did write the acclaimed Sin Nombre.

We have yet to hear any casting rumours, but stay tuned to for more information about this film.