When some of Stephen King’s novels get turned into movies you just know it’s going to be the kind of adaptation that will send chills down your spine. Stephen King’s novel “It” is next in line for a movie adaptation. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, “It” comes in two movies.
Stephen King is one of the most popular horror writers today. Throughout the years, “It” remained one of the novels that remained current. It was published in 1986, and the story of a creature called “it” that prays on a group of children can easily be considered iconic for the genre.
Warner Bros has been working for a while now on finding the right people to fit the project. Variety writes that Stephen King’s novel “It” will be adapted in two movies, by director Cary Fukunaga and writer Chase Palmer. Both new recruits have done wonders with their previous projects so we can only hope they will repeat the performance.
Cary Fukunaga is enjoying a lot of popularity after his adaptation of “Jane Eyre” was a success. His debut movie, Sin Nombre was also highly praised. At the moment Fukunaga is working on HBO’s “True Detective and as of now, Stephen King’s “It”.
Sure, “Jane Eyre” was no horror movie, but Cary Fukunaga will be helped by Chase Palmer, a skilled writer when it comes to the genre. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, then chances are you saw Dune. The adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel was made by Chase Palmer.
It’s not the first time “It” becomes more than a book. Back in 1990, ABC turned Stephen King’s novel into a mini series, with Harry Anderson, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Tim Reid, Richard Thomas and Tim Curry playing the main parts.
If you missed out the book and you’d rather wait for the movies, here’s a summary of what “It” is all about. Losers Club is a group of children that stumble upon a demon – creature that starts praying on them. The demon likes to take the form of Pennywise, the clown. Thirty years after the children’s first battle with the creature, “It” resurfaces and the Losers Club reunites to fight it once again, although they have no recollection of their first encounter.