Written by Patti Pauley
Ever since the announcement that Stephen King’s IT was getting an epic two-part theatrical release last year, fans seem to be divided on the subject at hand. Most of the apprehensive criticism seems to stem from the argument as to whether actor Bill Skarsgard can step into the very large clown shoes that Tim Curry made legendary in the 1990 TV miniseries. However, news is coming in that Stephen King himself saw an early screening of the movie slated for release this September, and he doesn’t want you fans to worry.
King’s longtime assistant Marsha DeFilippo took to the author’s official message boards last Thursday to pass along the statement to fans that Mr. King had indeed seen IT 2017, and that it is absolutely wonderful.
“Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of IT today and wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production.”
This is fantastic news!
The film is currently in post-production status, and sources say the second IT film is scheduled to start filming this month; giving us the impression that part two will head to theaters next year. The film is directed by Mama‘s Andrés Muschietti and penned script by Chase Palmer, and Annabelle writer Gary Dauberman. The film hits theaters September 8, 2017.
The trailer for IT, we’ve heard through the grapevine, is set to hit the Internet sometime this month. And we’ll be sure to let you know the moment it happens! In the meantime, check out this new screenshot made available by IT 2017 on Twitter of Henry Bowers torturing a young Ben Hanscom!
— IT 2017 🎈 (@ItESO_2017) March 2, 2017