‘It’ Remake Finds Its Pennywise

Perhaps one of the biggest talking points for the It remakes has been who they would get to play Pennywise.  Whoever they would choose would have some large shoes to fill left by Tim Curry in the 1990 made for television adaptation.

It has been announced that the role has been cast, going to Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, We’re the Miller’s).  His work in the upcoming The Revenant caught the studio’s attention and it is said that his audition for Pennywise sealed the deal. 

Cary Fukunaga to Direct “It” Remake

True Detective director Cary Fukunaga has been announced as the director of the Stephen King’s It remake.  The film is set to shoot next summer, so we still have a while til it hits theaters. But Stephen King has given his blessing, saying ‘Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make’.  The 1990  TV miniseries was wonderful, with Tim Curry making an amazing Pennywise, but I am excited to see It get the big screen treatment it deserves.  What do you think?

Stephen King’s Revival

Recently I have taken to reading during my down time at work, and this week I read through Stephen King’s most recent novel, Revival. 

It has been a couple of years since I”ve read any of Mr. King’s work, but I”ve been a fan since my first encounter, reading It in middle school.  I didn’t know about Revival until I stumbled across it last week, and I must say that I am glad I found it.

The story follows the life of Jamie Morton, from childhood to present day, detailing his ups and downs, and most importantly, his recurring interactions with Reverend Jacobs.  It deals with major themes of addiction, loss, fantacism, and plays with the notion of what exists in the afterlife.

Throughout parts of the novel, I did not feel like I was reading a work of horror at all, but sprinkled through out is a trail of breadcrumbs, leading us to a horrific climax in the stylings of H P Lovecraft.

If you haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet, I recommend you do.

Stephen King’s The Stand to Get Multi-Part Film Adaptation

Warner Bros. are behind the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.  Josh Boone is attached as the writer/director.  He finished the script and from a recent interview, it appears that everyone was happy with it, so happy in fact, that Warner Bros wants to do it as a multi-part film.  The rumor is that it will be in 4 segments.  Now, multi-part films have become more common in recent years, especially for literary adaptations.  (I.e. The Hobbit)

So now that it looks like The Stand is getting the Hollywood treatment, and they’re going all out.  In addition to this news, rumor has it that Matthew McConaughey is being sought to play Randall Flagg.  Other actors have not been mentioned, but Boone has said that he wants to have an A-list cast.