Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Adaptation Is Officially R-Rated

The Warner Brothers/New Line adaptation will take Stephen King's novel to new heights with an much more unrestricted adaptation.


It’s official: Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema’s IT is going to have an R-rating. The Stephen King adaptation, which focuses on the first half of the book, is notable for being one of the few child-led movies to receive that rating.

Box Office Mojo‘s latest update on MPAA ratings has revealed that the latest adaptation of King’s classic horror novel isn’t pulling any punches and will be given the rating of R. In addition, the site reported that Spider-Man: Homecoming would unsurprisingly get a PG-13 rating, and Tom Cruise’s American Made would be R-rated.

Comparatively speaking, this means that the movie will have a much greater amount of freedom to adapt King’s story than the 1990s television miniseries did. Obviously, this means that the infamous sewer sex scene in the book will still unlikely to make the cut, but it’s not likely that anyone’s going to complain about that.

IT will be released on September 8, 2017, featuring a cast that includes Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise/IT, 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 the book is planned, although no release date has been set.

Source: Box Office Mojo