"You all taste so much better when you’re afraid!"
The nightmares are back on kids and MP is EXCITED with a capital EEEEE(p).
We were really disappointed when we learned that the reimagining of Stephen King's IT was cancelled earlier this year, so you can imagine the collective explosion of excitement when reading this Hollywood Reporter exclusive. The excitement popped, and it went something like this:
According to HR, Cary Fukunaga is out, director Andy Muschietti is in, and New Line is now on the hunt for a new screenwriter to carry out his vision for the piece. You might remember Andy Muschietti from his directorial debut Mama, the 2013 horror flick he also co-wrote, starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
For a taste of his spooky stylistic flavor, watch the trailer for Mama:
A new start date remains unclear, as does Will Poulter's involvement, the actor officially cast to play Pennywise under Fukunaga's directorship. But, as Muschietti counts Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Devil's Backbone) as a "big reference," something tells me that whoever they cast, this is going to be great!
For those of you who have been living under a rock, or more topically, in a drain, for the last two and a half decades, allow me to give you a brief introduction to IT and the scary-ass motherfucker that is Pennywise.
In a nutshell: Pennywise is a shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling, child-snatching, fear-feeding, monster clown who wakes up every 30 years to gobble up the local youth before retreating back into hibernation.
So, all things going to plan, that gives us roughly 5 years before his next due date, which I think is plenty of time to make a cracking movie.