Remakes are a hotly debated topic within the horror movie community. Some hate the idea, others are open to them. Many can't determine if they like the idea of a "reboot" vs a "remake" or even what the differences are.
Well, one person that wants to see the remake of his popular book "IT" is the one and only Stephen King. According to his official Twitter account, King was mentioning films he enjoyed and then made it be known that he wanted to see "A really cool remake of IT." happen.
Well, so far so good...we think. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the remake is still a go, although there's a new director attached. Andy Muschietti, the director who helmed the popular genre surprise 'Mama' (review), is in negotiations to direct 'IT', New Line’s two part adaptation of the Stephen King story.
Cary Fukunaga was previously tapped to direct but bowed out due to differences in vision and budget.
Whether or not the remake of 'IT' happens, Stephen King still seems happy because he must have enjoyed the 1990 mini-series adaptation. At least the acting of Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown, stating on his official Twitter page "The remake of IT may be dead--or undead-- but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Dery."