The first installment of a planned 2-part film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti, will arrive in US Theaters on September 8th. IT is, hands down, one of the most hotly anticipated horror movies of 2017. A trailer was recently screened at SXSW, and all reports indicate IT looks fantastic!
The surge of hype and nostalgia surrounding the film and Stephen King’s bestseller has inspired artist Kassiopeya to complete an ambitious project: A model of the town of Derry and the perilous sewers below (hunting grounds for the evil clown Pennywise). It’s an amazing piece of work that fans of King and horror can get lost in for hours!
Kassiopeya discussed her motivations for the project at length:
The surface represents the romantic sight of a Derry street bathed in the golden light of a late summer day. Only when you flip open the cabinet door you do see what is underneath: The sewage pipes way down below… in the green glowing light of the deadlights.
Even though a visual-physical presentation that reflects the countless sides of the fictional setting is almost impossible, this work is my very personal, most authentic approach, my private memorial for this so beloved epic story that has accompanied, warmed, frightened, and comforted me for so many years.
It’s my way to say Thank you to the author Stephen King for giving the world this great, great novel – and to Andy Muschietti who is actually facing the challenge of turning this icon into a wide screen movie (Andy, THANK YOU! I have been waiting 20 years for this to happen!)
With this in mind: Welcome to Derry! 🙂
Check out a bunch of amazing pics of the Derry Model below; you can see the complete photo series, HERE.