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Stephen King’s IT gets director and two movie proposal

June 8th, 2012 by Marc 1 Comment

More Stephen King news this week as one of his big books lines up for a proper Hollywood adaptation…

Most people, when asked about Stephen King’s IT, think of Tim Curry’s bone-chilling performance as Pennywise the Clown in the 1990 mini-series, but sadly, apart from that performance the mini-series was left wanting, like almost all King’s adaptations.
But now The Hollywood Reporter are, em, reporting that Cary Fukunaga who directed Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, is set to direct and co-write the script with Chase Palmer.
Now, like the Stand, IT is a massive work, so as long-time King fans, it pleases us to report that it’s set to be told over two movies.
No word yet on who’ll play the kids/adults in the story which spans from 1957-1985 as a bunch of kids are terrified by a supernatural monster and when they get older they decide to go back home to tackle the creature once again. The big question is obviously how will Pennywise be handled this time and who will play him?
All these questions will be answered in good time, but for now we like how this is shaping up…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….