The most terrifying clown of all-time is making a return as Heat Vision reports that acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) will adapt Stephen King’s It to the silver screen in two installations. As you may already know, the novel was previously adapted for a television mini-series which undoubtedly brought ceaseless night time terror to kids all over the world.
The super-creepy story centers on a group of teenage outcasts who vow to destroy an inter-dimensional creature who preys on its victims by transforming itself into their worst fears. Most of the time though, it takes the sadistic form of Pennywise the Clown (Tim Curry) and appears in the most randomly terrifying places such as storm drains. The story also picks up when the kids are adults as Pennywise resurfaces once again.
Needless to say, this is simultaneously great and terrible news. Cary Fukunaga is one of the most promising director in the game right now and having him taking on such a rich premise (let’s face it, the TV movies sucked) is ridiculously exciting. But on the other hand, Pennywise the Clown scared me shitless as a kid and I’m not sure I want to experience that ever again if you know what I mean. It certainly will be interesting to see how Fukunaga handles so of the now-iconic visuals that came from the TV movies.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Cary Fukunaga’s “It”?