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 didn't find the movie or the book all that frightening. I dislike clowns, but they don't scare me. Balloons full of blood don't exactly do it for me either. I thought the creepiest part of the book was how King kept focusing on sexualizing a little girl and then had her play train tunnel at the end.
It's been said, but a lot of King's work does NOT translate well to the big screen. He is great at developing characters and for a lot of his more popular works, a movie just doesn't have time to do this. IT and The Stand are great examples of why they were made into mini series in the first place. Too many great characters to cram into 2 hours. Although both of these ended up fairly cheesy, they would have been awful as movies. I think that is part of why the Dreamcatcher movie sucked so bad. It was so rushed. That and the awful changes and omissions they made to the main story. It's the same reason I do not want The Dark Tower ever made into a movie series. That and I just really don't think the content could be adapted very well for a movie. Although since we are talking about it I do hope they make IT into a graphic novel next. The Dark Tower and The Stand have been awesome. Even inspired one of my tattoos! A Joe Quesada Pennywise drawing would make a great addition to my body art!
I agree with you on this. To me some of Kings best movies are based on his SHORT stories. and the movies are STILL 2.5 hours long! Shawshank redemption, the green mile, 1408 and the mist are all based on short stories and were stronger movies because they got more into the characters.
I think the Dark Tower would be best if it was an animated adaptation, Like a series on HBO like Spawn. Grim gritty and adult based. that way they can get in the stuff that would not work in live action