Whenever a piece of literature is taken from book form to the silver screen some things are bound to be lost in translation, that doesn’t appear to be a problem for Stephen King. The legendary author’s IT is one of the most iconic horror novels of all time, giving people the fear of clowns since 1986. The first ever film adaptation of the book is set for release later this week and King has given his blessing to the plot changes seen in the upcoming film.
In an interview with Deadline, director Andy Muschetti opened up, revealing King’s reaction to seeing the plot changes he had made had made following the author’s viewing of the film:
“I sent him a handwritten letter, asking for forgiveness, for all the creative license I had taken. He saw the movie and his reaction was immediate. He wrote me an email expressing how much he had liked it and that I shouldn’t worry because all the changes were approved.”
Muschetti has been vocal about separating the film from the 1990 miniseries, attempting to being more faithful to the book. After King’s reaction — which falls in line with the author’s recent comments that the changes seen in the latest adaptation do indeed work — it appears that the team behind the new IT has hit their mark.
IT will bring terror to the big screen on September 8, 2017, featuring a cast that includes Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris. A sequel covering the events from the second half of King’s book is planned, although no release date has been set.
Ranking The Biggest Comic-Con 2017 Movie Trailers, Worst To Best
This past weekend, legions upon legions of fans descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con. What started way back in 1970 by fans of reading and collecting comics has now become an international celebration of pretty much everything under the sun and a pop culture phenomenon.
It’s also the chance for many major films and television shows to have their cast meet the fans and showcase what’s to come in the near future from their products. This year was no different as we got to see a wide range of trailers for upcoming movies, among other things. Many of these trailers were hits with fans and continue to generate excitement, but some were better than others.
Here are this year’s major Comic-Con movie trailers, ranked worst to best. Click Next to take a look.