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?
hmmm. i don't know if this would fly nowadays. What "IT" turns out to be might piss off some movie goers. Also i could see a lot of it lost in a 2 hours cut with all the killing given twice as much screen time.
I was shitting my pants watching this and then came the ending. I was like "oh, okay. Never mind then". I haven't read the book but I just got it and it's pretty big. It seems like it would make a better mini series. Like six hour long episodes or something.
The IT miniseries was good but, dear god did it leave out SOOO much. Like everyone's already said, making an adaption of one of Stephen King's more lengthy novels is a huge challenge and I think IT should have been avoided. What makes the novel great is the humongous amount of backstory on the Town of Derry itself, what exactly IT is and where it came from and various other things. I was incredibly surprised that the Ritual of Chud and the Turtle were left out of the Miniseries, those were two huge aspects of the novel that were ignored.
As far as a movie remake goes? Hell no. There is no way it would work, unless it was handled by an excellent Director and writer.
I really dont think it will be good unless they do what their going to do whith the Dark Tower and make it a combanation of a movie and a tv show so they can at least try to fit all of what happens in the book into It