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Release Date: TBA
Production Phase: Script Stage
Studio: Warner Bros. Production Company: Lin Pictures
Who's Making It: Dave Kajganich (Screenwriter), Dan Lin (Producer), Roy Lee (Producer), Doug Davison (Producer),
Premise: Back when they were children seven friends defeated a creature that had the power to become their deepest terrors. Now, as adults, their monster has come back.... More »
Monday, April 6, 2009
It screenwriter Dave Kajganich spoke with Dread Central about his recently announced project and gave some insight as to what take the new version of It will take.
"The remake will be set in the mid-1980s and in the present almost equally -- mirroring the twenty-odd-year gap King uses in the book -- and with a *great* deal of care and attention paid to the backstories of all the characters," Kajganich told the website. "I think the real twist here is that my pitch to WB -- which they've assured me they're on board for -- is that this will not be PG-13. This will be R. Which means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these character endure."
The writer also added that while King's book is over 1,100 pages long the movie version of It will be condensed down so the storyline will fit into a single film meaning that Kajganich will have to, as he puts it, "kill a few darlings to make that happen. You have my promise, though, that I will do this with the utmost humility and respect for King's work. He's the King, after all, and I intend to continue to pledge to him my allegiance."- Dread Central. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Warner Bros. has started plans to make a second filmed adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel It. The screenplay for this newer version is being done by Dave Kajganich, a writer who has also done another more recent adaptation of the King tome Pet Sematary. Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment are the two production companies developing the feature project.
It was first adapted as a four-hour ABC mini-series in 1990. John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid and Richard Thomas played four of the "Losers" in their adult years while Tim Curry turned in a memorable performance as Pennywise, the clown incarnation of the titular monster. [Full story]- The Hollywood Reporter, Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)