I think it was on ILoveHalloween.com’s Facebook page that I first saw the news: there’s going to be a remake of Stephen King’s “It.”
That warranted further investigation.
I quickly found a Facebook page called Stephen King’s It Remake. That had lots of groovy info, but most importantly:
- Release Date: set for September 8, 2017. (Fantastic! Just in time for my birthday!)
- Produced by Warner Bros. (Which allowed me to believe the news was legit and not some kind of hoax.)
Yep, according to both the Stephen King’s It Remake site and this Movieweb article, they’re going to make two movies out of it:
IT is based on Stephen King’s iconic book that follows a group of seven children who were terrorized by the eponymous being that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. The story is actually being split into two movies, with the first centering on the children, and the second focusing on the same characters as adults, as they reunite to defeat IT once and for all.
If you read the book, you know. There’s a lot going on.
I thought the ABC miniseries was very well done. My second thought (after being excited to hear it was being made into a movie) was: But can a movie do the plot justice?
Well, if they break it up into two movies, maybe.
Everyone has their favorite Stephen King book. I like them all but It always springs to mind as one of my all-time faves. (Kind of three-way tie really between Carrie, Christine, and It. And hands down my favorite all-time Stephen King novella is “The Mist,” which I thought they did a great job turning into a movie. I liked its ending even better than the book’s. Which how often does that happen? But I digress…)
It chilled me. The thought of a ghost-clown-demon who returns every 30 years to “feed” or whatever it was he was doing…shivers.
I remember reading it one night around Halloween in my dorm room in college. I was at an intense part. Some jokers ran by, not knowing I was gripped by fear at that moment, and banged on our door before running off.
I threw the book across the room, narrowly missing my roommate, and wasn’t able to pick it back up to read until the next summer. No book had ever freaked me out as much as It did.
Anyway, this is something to look forward to, eh?