Stephen King's It headed for two-part film adaptation
Warner Bros. has just announced that Stephen King's massive 1986 horror novel, It, will be coming to the big screen in two parts, with lauded young director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, Sin Nombre) on board as both director and co-screenwriter. Given that the tale follows its small-town protagonists as both kids and adults, the dual-movie structure could work well, with the characters being tormented by the malevolent clown Pennywise in both their youth and middle age.
Previously filmed as a TV movie, the 1990 production is most memorable for Tim Curry's menacing turn as Pennywise, so it will be interesting to see who picks up the mantle of the character in the remake. Fukunaga, who created a fascinatingly dark take on Jane Eyre, is an inspired choice for the story and will likely make the production exceptionally creepy.
Let's revisit the macabre antics of Pennywise in this scene from the small-screen It.