Anyone else super jazzed about this? Cary Fukunaga is a super talented director and True Detective had many elements that reminded me of IT. Seth Graham-Smith is also co-writing with Fukunaga and although I feel his big screen output has been more miss than hit, this could be something very special for the horror genre. A two-part epic film on this scale has never been attempted in horror.
It's also time we got a worthy adaptation of this story. Other than Tim Curry as Pennywise, I wasn't a big fan of the 1990 mini-series. I feel they missed a lot about what made the novel so special.
If everything goes to plan they'll start shooting this summer. Part 1 will apparently follow the Losers Club as kids and Part 2 will pick up with them as adults. The novel interspersed the timeline.
One big question will be if they keep it late-1950s to mid-1980s or adapt it to today with late-1980s to mid-2010s. I think adapting it to today could work although some of the themes of segregation and racism in the 1950s was a big part of the novel.