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Most everyone has seen the Tommy Lee Wallace Television miniseries version of Stephen King's novel IT as Pennywise has been a household name for many years now. It has been quite a while since we have heard any fresh information on the new adaptation which will be made into two films and directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Seth Grahame-Smith who is producing the new IT adaptation, recently spoke with EW and saying:
"I think that if anything, [the new film] will bring back some of the viciousness of the book that they couldn’t do with the miniseries because it was for broadcast... I think it’s going to be very scary, but I also feel like you’ve got Cary who is going to direct these kids—and he’s incredible at casting, incredible at shooting. He’s incredible with tone and atmosphere. One of the things I wanted to do is be a part of one of the really good King adaptations. As we know, there is an echelon of King adaptations that are classics. There are some that are okay. There are some that we’d rather forget.”
On what the current status of the project is:
"We’re going to get a draft, what is supposed to be the shooting [script], any day now from Cary and his writing partner... We’re doing a deal for them to write the second movie. Our hope is to prep sometime in the next few months and shoot in the summer. That one is as much on the runway as we can possibly be. I know New Line is ready to go.”
We will continue to bring you more on the new IT adaptation as it unfolds.