As we told you yesterday, Stephen King was one of the first people to see Mama director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of his own novel It, which is actually the first film in a two-part “remake” of the 1990 mini-series. We learned secondhand that King felt the producers did “a wonderful job with the production,” and now King himself has offered up some firsthand praise.
Taking to Twitter today, @StephenKing let his nearly 3-million followers know that they have nothing to worry about in regards to this year’s film. It seems he absolutely loved it.
Andy Muschietti’s remake of IT (actually it’s Part 1–The Losers’ Club) succeeds beyond my expectations. Relax. Wait. And enjoy.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 7, 2017
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.