We’ve had an on again off again status with what was happening on the reboot of Stephen King’s ‘It‘ and a new update by producer Roy Lee states that it is very much on. In a recent interview, Lee lets us know that the scariest clown of all time is not only making a comeback but that it is planned to be closer to the source material, still will be two films, and will begin shooting this year!

A lot of this seemed up in the air when director Cary Fukunaga (‘Beasts of No Nation’,’True Detective’) back out of the production. The project almost seemed to stall but the new director Andy Muscietti (‘Mama‘) more than has a handle on things saying:

“It will hopefully be shooting later this year. We just got the California tax credit… Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with Andy Muscetti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies.”

I’m happy to hear that they seem to have things under control and are still keeping this as a two film project. Most of King’s work would benefit being made into multiple movies from the sheer length of content that he puts into his epic novels. So how are they going to be tackling this as two films?

Well, think if it as being closer to the novel than the original ‘It’ that we’ve seen:

“It is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work… We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.”

With so many King properties in development right now such as ‘The Stand‘ (which is on hold) and ‘The Dark Tower‘ which has been in development hell for years, it is good to hear that one of these is moving forward.

Are you looking forward to a new take on ‘It’? Do you think that anyone can match Tim Curry as the original Pennywise?

Source: Screen Rant