IT – Courtesy of New Line
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Release date: September 8, 2017
The upcoming IT movie is partially a remake of the TV mini-series based on Stephen King’s book. It’s also said to be closer to the source material. In any case, it’s going to be very different when you compare the two together. Personally, I say it’s about time we see the scariest clown in all of fiction dancing his way to the big screen.
Pennywise is absolutely horrifying. Many children from the 90s were forever traumatized by seeing him lure that boy into the sewer drain. That includes myself. But I of course mean that as a compliment. Enough time has passed that it’s actually pretty neat to see that a new generation is going to be terrorized by one of King’s creepiest creatures once again.
I’m a huge fan of the TV mini-series based on Stephen King’s IT novel. Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown is one of the most iconic horror characters ever. It’s a part that won’t be topped, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a fresh take on it. And Bill Skarsgard seems pretty promising in the role.