Stephen King is infamously fickle when it comes to film adaptations of his work, as he’s been vocal about his distaste for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining for decades. But if reports are true, then King is already pleased with Andrés Muschietti’s IT; the film won’t hit US Theaters until September, but the lauded author has seen the film and gives it a thumb’s up.
The accolades come second-hand via IT producer Seth Grahame-Smith who recently took to Instagram:
“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.”
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Fan excitement regarding IT has been mixed, as many seem unwilling to accept anyone besides Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Still, King’s kudos will likely soothe even the most ardently opposed. After all, if King is pleased, chances are the rest of us will be too.
Still no trailer for IT (although one is rumored to arrive this month) but check out the synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
The film stars Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, and Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as the Losers’ Club.