Warner Bros. is set to do a Big Screen remake of Stephen King’s It which was previously adapted as an ABC miniseries in 1990.
Dave Kajganich has been hired to adapt Stephen King’s 1000+ page novel about seven childhood friend who must confront a monstrous demon clown named Pennywise in 1953. Later, after thinking they’ve defeated the creature, they must come back together again as adults in 1985 to finish it off once and for all.
The mini series, which starred Tim Curry as the diabolical clown, ran over three hours long and still cut much from the book. It will be interesting to see what remains of the story once edited for a feature length film.
Kajganich is also writing a remake of Escape From New York for Neal Moritz and New Line and True Story for Plan B to produce at Paramount Vantage, with Kevin McDonald attached to direct.