Stephen King’s opinion may hold weight for some and fail to impress others. As far as I’m concerned, if Stephen King thinks highly of a project, I owe it to myself to – at the very least – give it a try. And that means I’ll be giving the new big screen adaptation of King’s mega-hit, It an unbiased and open-minded look.
That’s right, Stephen King is giving the flick a nice thumbs up!
King shared his thoughts, and Seth Grahame-Smith passed the message along via Instagram.
“Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of IT today and wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production.”
So there you have it. King, apparently enjoyed the film, and we might, too!
It will arrive in theaters on September 8th.
Andrés Muschietti directs from a screenplay written by Chase Palmer and Gary Dauberman. Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove), Finn Wolfhard (Supernatural), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0), Sophia Lillis (37), and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man) star.
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.