Warners To Split Stephen King’s ‘It’ Into Two Films

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Warner Bros. is planning to split It into two films amd has tapped Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s horror thriller with Fukunaga co-writing the script with Chase Palmer, reports Variety.

Warner Bros. tapped Dave Kajganich to adapt the novel in 2009 and had planned for a single movie at that point. ““It” centers on seven children in a small Maine town who confront the source of a series of murders in 1958 and again in 1985, when the cycle begins again.

The novel was previously adapted into a 1990 ABC miniseries.

A quarter of Warner-based producers — Roy Lee, Dan Lin and the team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg via their Katz-Smith banner — are producing the long-in-development project. Jon Silk is co-producing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iamdarby gnarlydarby92

    I know the budget will be higher, the movie will be darker/gorier, the acting will be better, the story will be much more strongly and accurately executed….but the one thing this new movie is gonna lack is good ol’ Tim Curry. He is such a quintessential part of IT for me….snuck that movie on TV when I was in kindergarten and fucked up my childhood.

  • EvilHead1981

    Somehow, even if it’s split into two movies, I still don’t think it will scratch the surface of how deep the novel was. It’s basically going to be near close to how long the mini-series is(maybe a half-hour longer), depending if they want to stretch each film to the 2 hour mark. If they go epic 3 hour flick, maybe they can get a little more, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves. That being said, even if they made two movies that were each 5 hours long, it still wouldn’t even come close to 1/4 of the content of the novel.

  • creepozoid

    Sounds like it could be good. But who to take on the iconic role of Pennywise? I agree we Gnarly, it won’t be easy

  • zaglewiz

    I know I’m in the majority of people who really didn’t enjoy the novel to begin with. Don’t get me wrong the parts when they are children was entertaining as fuck but I dreaded going back to when they were adults and having to read that. All in all I’m about half and half on the book because they’re parts I love and parts that bored the ever loving shit out of me. I remember watching the tv series when I was like 7 or 8 and scaring the shit out of me but this is something that could use a remake. Bring it on :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/mjshearer Matt Shearer

    I loved the original miniseries, and it’s going to be very difficult to find someone to replace Tim Curry. Hell, couldn’t they just get Tim Curry again? He’s not doing much these days, is he? He’d be all in makeup anyways so it’s not like his age is going to be a factor.

  • djblack1313

    Matt Shearer, i was thinking the same thing! lol. i’d be very happy if they cast Curry again as Pennywise. he’s still young enough plus he’d be covered in clown makeup. it’s not like he has to look 20 years old.

  • flesheater24

    I hope they don’t make it PG_13, make it R and really scary and good thats all I ask.