Stephen King has always been pretty honest about his thoughts on the film adaptations of his books. Hell, it’s been nearly 40 years and he still makes it a point to express just how much he’s not into Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Needless to say, we’re always interested to hear what King thinks, and we’ve been particularly interested in his thoughts on the new It adaptation.
Producer Seth Grahame-Smith took to Instagram over the weekend to share the exciting tidbit that King was recently shown the movie, and he seems happy with how it turned out.
Grahame-Smith made the following e-mail public:
Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of IT today and wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production.
Well that’s certainly good to hear!
In theaters September 8, 2017, the Andy Muschietti-directed film is set “in a small town in Maine, where seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.“
Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling monster.
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the modern Losers’ Club.
Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club.
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.