Stephen King’s many-paged, well-loved tome depicting the two times a human life must die to its former self, has been waiting for a film adaptation for a long time. After the TV miniseries in 1990, most remembered for Tim Curry’s performance as the story’s antagonist, Pennywise, there have been no other attempts to adapt the massive story, until the Cary Fukunaga project popped up at Warner Bros recently.
Fukunaga left the project while still in pre-production and there was a brief time where the adaption seemed to have been shelved. Dismayed by the development, Hollywood Redux created a fan trailer (featured below) to build interest in the project and show how much a new adaptation of the story was desired by fans.
Hollywood Redux's fan-made 'IT' trailer
Then, Warner Bros. brought on director Andy Muscietti to helm the project and get the movie back on track. Now, a producer on the project, Roy Lee, has said the intention for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT is to go into production this year and is still envisioned by the director as a two-movie telling of the story. Muscietti is writing the script now and the film will have a solid R rating.
Check out our fan trailer and comment below if you’re hungry for a new IT film, too!