New Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s It to Be R-Rated
Stephen King’s novels have always been a great starting point in the creation of movies and TV series. The newest addition to a long line of successful film endeavors will be “It”, one of the most famous novels written by the critically acclaimed writer. According to producer Roy Lee, the novel will be split into two movies, with an R-rating targeted for both. The goal is to begin with production and development sometime later this year.
Although the storyline will be based on the book, the narration style will be a bit different. “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.” said Lee. This is an interesting concept because of the fact that the points of view alternate throughout the novel.
The film will be directed by Andres Muschietti (Mama), even though it was initially planned for Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) to direct. The role of Pennywise the Clown, an iconic book character and the main villain in the movie was given earlier to Will Poulter, known for acting in “The Maze Runner”. Whether he will remain a cast member now that a new director has been chosen is currently unknown.
This is not the first time this novel has been adapted. A television miniseries was made in the 1990s that featured Tim Curry as Pennywise. Plans for the new movie began in 2009 due to an initiative by Warner Brothers, but the production has been delayed up until now.
No possible release dates have been released yet.