We’ve heard a lot of rumors and an awful lot of speculation. Will the new big screen adaptation of It be PG-13 with hopes of bringing a wider audience into theaters? Can the story be as edgy as the book if a PG-13 rating is doled out?
None of that matters now, because It will not be PG-13, it’s going to be rated R, and that means we’re in for some heavy stuff!
Kids being killed? Check.
Maniacal clowns tearing safety to pieces? Check.
Graphic violence? Check (hopefully).
Yeah, it’s going to be gruesome flick, which is exactly what fans have been calling for for years!
Producer Dan Lin recently spoke to Collider, and he spilled the glorious beans!
It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a “Rated-R movie”, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary clown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R.
Look for the film to arrive in theaters on September 8, 2017.
Bill Skarsgard is the new Pennywise.
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the new Losers’ Club. And then you’ve got the great Javier Botet portraying The Leper. Owen Teague will be Patrick Hocksetter, The Losers’ Club’s greatest human nemesis.
Andy Muschietti directs.
Synopsis: In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as ‘The Barrens’, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise. Bill Denborough has a personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter with Pennywise, the ‘Losers Club’ has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses because IT has returned and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. It’s up to The Losers Club to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place.