Word hit late yesterday that New Line Cinema‘s feature film re-imagining of Stephen King‘s It is back on track. The production lost Cary Fukunaga (True Detectives), the man who wrote the script for the two-part film and was set to direct until he dropped out after some infighting over budget restraints that wouldn’t allow for all the bells and whistles he wanted for the movies. Who’s taking over the director’s chair?
There is hardly anything more frightening than clowns (except for maybe spiders and anything starring Fran Drescher). No clown is perhaps as scary as Tim Curry‘s Pennywise from the television adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It. I mean really, you got two of the most bizarrely frighteningly entities in one horribly combined form – Tim Curry and Clowns. You don’t get any creepier than that. Oi, just picturing Curry’s Pennywise say “Don’t you want a balloon? When you’re down here with me, Georgie – you float too!” sends shivers down my spine.
But I digress…
So now, take that enduring image of Tim Curry’s Pennywise and replace him with that awkward gawky kid from We’re The Millers. Say what? (more…)