Stephen King's novel [It](movie:30961) is being re-adapted into a two movie series. That's right, Pennywise is returning to haunt the nightmares of a new generation of horror fans.
I was young the first time I saw IT, way too young. Pennywise crept into my dreams and is the reason I hate clowns to this day. Even without supernatural powers clowns are inherently creepy. When I see a man in grease paint, wearing a red nose two things come to mind, Pennywise and Pogo the Clown aka John Wayne Gacy and neither are creatures I would want to run into in the dark.
Before you get upset about a new IT, you should know that Stephen King himself is excited about the plans director Cary Fukunaga has for the new version. Award winning director, Fukunaga has worked on projects such as the HBO's crime series "True Detective" and the movie "Jane Eyre".
Producer Dan Lin gave new insight into two films in an interview with Vulture.
"The book is so epic that we couldn't tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth. The first film, then, will be a coming of age story about the children tormented by IT, while the second will skip ahead in time as those same charters band together to continue the fight as adults. The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing." We didn't want to make this unless he felt it was the right way to go, and when we sent him the script, the response that Cary got back was "Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make." So that was really gratifying." -Dan Lin
If Stephen King approves, then the new movies might actually be worth watching. No matter what, the original version will always be my favorite.
There is no word yet on who will be the role of Pennywise but, in my personal opinion, no one could match Tim Curry's performance in the original movie.
The first movie will start filming in the summer of 2015 which should put it's release in the first part of 2016.