Remake of Stephen King's Novel IT Moving Over To New Line Cinema from Warner Bros

Remake of Stephen King's Novel IT Moving Over To New Line Cinema from Warner Bros

The remake of the classic 1990 Stephen King horror "It" has shifted studios from Warner Bros own hands, hit the jump for more details on the progression of this project.

You remember that creepy 1990's TV Mini Series called IT which involved a very creepy clown played by Tim Curry? Oh and that clown probably gave you nightmares that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Well it was annouced last year a remake was being made by Warner Bros and now more news on how it's slowly progressing. Recently Warner Bros moved the project to their division of New Line Cinema. New Line Cinema also known in the horror genre recently with films such as The Nightmare on Elm Street Remake and Friday The 13th remake. 

There is no word yet if any changes will be made to the current project at hand but Cary Fukunaga known for his work in HBO's True Detective is still attached to direct the project. It is also still planned to split the film in two seperate parts. If you ever read the novel like myself you would know how huge it is and how much source material can be taken off it. The release date is currently unknown. 


Wikipedia - It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods, and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. It deals with themes which would eventually become King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma, and the ugliness lurking behind a façade of traditional small-town values. The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year. Publishers Weekly listed It as the best-selling book in the United States in 1986.

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Abary - 5/21/2014, 7:40 PM
Twas a good novel, it was. I hope they don't [frick] up.
mbembet - 5/21/2014, 7:44 PM
90% of remakes are garbage
HelloAlien - 5/21/2014, 7:45 PM
saw it (get "it") as a kid the movie did n ot let me go to McDonalds hope its great
TheGreenBastard - 5/21/2014, 7:51 PM
Yea......I have a fear of clowns Thnks to this movie.
JamesMan - 5/21/2014, 7:52 PM
It's hard for this remake to be garbage when the "film" it's remaking was garbage.
JamesMan - 5/21/2014, 7:54 PM
Minus Tim Curry of course.

XF14 - 5/21/2014, 8:01 PM
I remember when I first saw this movie... All my life I had actively avoided horror movies due to the valid nature of "Why would I want to be scared?" By the time I saw it (6th grade), I found it immensely hilarious. I'm sure they'll rectify that, but a part of me hopes they dont ^_^
ThedamnBatman - 5/21/2014, 8:14 PM
see now, this on the other hand, could be good
BobGarlen - 5/21/2014, 8:16 PM
Jackie Earle Haley for "IT"
JamesMan - 5/21/2014, 8:18 PM
^ Oh my god

archer animated GIF
Desrow - 5/21/2014, 8:20 PM
IT was a good tv movie, Tim Curry was really scary and funny as Pennywise, getting Cary Fukunaga as director give me high hopes.
sKeemAn - 5/21/2014, 8:25 PM
This movie damn near still has me scared of clowns.
blackandyellow - 5/21/2014, 8:30 PM
This movie terrified me as a kid. I watched it again a few years ago and it really doesn't hold up. Cheesy as [frick]. This needs a remake.
Prime - 5/21/2014, 8:33 PM
I [frick]ing hate clowns because of this movie. Now it's pretty hilarious and cheesy.
PsychoManiacJacky - 5/21/2014, 9:42 PM
I did mention it TankD along with True Detective, such an amazing show indeed, it was mind blowing.
Ramiel - 5/21/2014, 10:04 PM
This movie never frightened me back then. The clowns in Killer Clowns from Outer Space seemed more frightening to me.
Ramiel - 5/21/2014, 10:09 PM
How about they remake this instead?

Hulksta - 5/21/2014, 10:09 PM
Jacky, this isn't a crazy fan cast...but it's an awesome news article, so kudos!
Mercwitham0uth - 5/21/2014, 11:44 PM
loki668 - 5/21/2014, 11:50 PM
Good book. I enjoyed the tv movie. Good luck finding someone like Tim Curry to bring Pennywise to life!
batmanvsuperman - 5/22/2014, 12:13 AM
This movie is the reason why I don't like clowns
robster - 5/22/2014, 12:52 AM
Loved the book and enjoyed the tv mini series. Looking forward to this.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space is just great! No remake please. But there IS a sequel coming out,October 2016,apparently. The Return of the Killer Klowns From Outer Space in 3D. LOL! Hope it happens.

Nubase - 5/22/2014, 1:58 AM
rad the book and loved the tv series all those years ago, tim currys pennywise is up there with leadgers joker in my eyes, l still remember pennywise to this day

They will have to get a very good actor to play pennywise
JediPhilosopher - 5/22/2014, 2:38 AM
I never understood how this movie or clowns can creep people out. Yes I saw it when it was on TV. At 15, I suppose I was too old for it to work on me.
Darth258 - 5/22/2014, 4:54 AM
I wonder if Seth Green will took the place of his older self in this remake.
I'm not sure if it's been done before in a movie/remake/reboot but would be pretty cool.

Darth258 - 5/22/2014, 4:57 AM
*will take
SuperCat - 5/22/2014, 4:57 AM
1pickleduck - 5/22/2014, 6:14 AM
SAWEEET! I hadnt seen a movie with a clown in it for years!
rora - 5/22/2014, 8:05 AM

They will have a hard time finding someone as scary as him.

I think I was 6 the first time I saw it on TV. The scariest scene to me was Pennywise in the school showers, after that I was not totally unfazed in my bathtub...
Mercwitham0uth - 5/22/2014, 9:38 AM
Franshu - 5/22/2014, 11:29 AM
I only read the book, which was good except for the ending, which is kind of impossible to adapt. Seriously, it is. I don't know how they solved it in the original flick, but for what I've been told, it doesn't fully refelect what happens in th book, thus feeling like kind of a letdown. Although the book' ending was also pretty meh, anyway

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