Writer Talks Making ‘It’ Remake R-rated

One remake I’m pretty excited for is Warner Bros. Pictures’ It, a new adaptation of Stephen King’s popular novel that follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. Today the first ever interview was posted online with Dave Kajganich, writer of the reboot, who will bring the film to modern day in an R-rated fashion!
The remake will be set in the mid-1980s and in the present almost equally — mirroring the twenty-odd-year gap King uses in the book — and with a *great* deal of care and attention paid to the backstories of all the characters,” Kajganich told Dread Central in an exclusive interview. “I think the real twist here is that my pitch to WB — which they’ve assured me they’re on board for — is that this will not be PG-13. This will be R. Which means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these character endure.

You can read a bit more at the link provided and watch this spot for more news as it comes in.

Source: Dread Central