Yes, it's true. Warner Bros. have announced their plans to make another film based on "IT," a famous novel by Stephen King. During the late 80's, a straight-to-t.v. movie based on the book was released.
It is now considered to be one of the scariest t.v. movies ever made. The question is this: is it time for this story to be told on the big screen?
I think the problem with certain stephen king books, you need that 4 hours to completely get the story. To fleash out the characters, could a 2-2 1/2 hour version could do the job; perhaps depending on the script. Still the original adaption from the 80s will be my favorite.
You're right I read the book first 1000 pages and watch the movie second. The movie didn't capture the darkness from the book and was disppointed what it turn out to be. It didn't caputure how the characters tick in their minds.
I can not stand the movie it just due to the fact that it doesn't take a lot from the book. It takes out two of my favorite scenes (the rock fight and the mutant mosquito death) and it just can not deliver the feeling from the book but heres to hoping a sequel can do what the original can not.