Stephen King expressed some very positive thoughts about Andy Muschietti’s adaptation (read what he initially had to say here) of King’s mega successful novel, It just yesterday. But if you’re still having your doubts, and you need even further praise to convince you this flick will be as rewarding as we’re all hoping for, King has stepped up to continue hurling the good word in the direction of the flick.
King just took to Twitter to iterate his positive stance on the film.
“Andy Muschietti’s remake of IT (actually it’s Part 1–The Losers’ Club) succeeds beyond my expectations. Relax. Wait. And enjoy.”
Well, most of us are on board, and with co-signatures of this nature it’s hard to imagine even the dedicated detractors fighting the magnetism of the flick.
It may end up occupying space on the “elite remake” list soon!
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.
While we await the arrival of this potential smash hit, take a look at some of the greatest and timeless scenes from the made-for television transfer of It. Beware, there are some extremely unsettling vids directly beneath this paragraph!