In a recent interview Vulture had with movie producer Dan Lin, more details were provided on the new adaptation of the famed Stephen King novel It. In the interview, Lin stated the movie will begin shooting next summer and he also revealed the novel will be split into two movies.
The first film will focus on the lives of the children in Derry, Maine being harassed by the infamous evil clown-creature Pennywise while the second film will focus on the children now grown up as adults returning to their hometown to defeat the creature once and for all.
“The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth,” stated Lin.
What makes the film all the more better for the film makers is the fact that Stephen King gave the movie his approval.
“The most important thing is that Stephen King gave us his blessing,” said Lin. “We didn’t want to make this unless he felt it was the right way to go, and when we sent him the script, the response that Cary got back was, ‘Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make.’ So that was really gratifying.”
The release date on It and it’s sequel are unknown at this time, but to speculate I’d say it will have an early to mid 2016 release. For more updates, stay tuned to the shed!
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