The ’80s nostalgia continues with the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It, about an evil sewer clown that terrorizes the small town of Derry, Maine. The movie is actually just Part 1 of the story, as, like the novel, the new film will be split into two sections: the first occurs during the main characters’ childhood, and the second comes 30 years later, with the return of the creature that appears every three decades. The film debuted three new images today, showcasing our team of young heroes and red balloon-toting Pennywise the clown.
After a somewhat tumultuous development stage, the new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It is finally heading to the big screen in September, courtesy of Mama director Andy Muschietti. While we wait for the first trailer (which may be arriving sooner than you think), a new photo of Pennywise the clown has debuted online, giving us another look at the iconic villain in a scene that fans of King’s novel and the original miniseries adaptation will immediately recognize.
With Sony being uncharacteristically quiet when it comes to The Dark Tower movie, fans have learned to take any new marketing material with a grain of salt. So when a fantastic new poster for the film found its way online last night, people who would normally be ecstatic about a new look at the upcoming release hesitated. Was this an official release from Sony or another piece of fan art masquerading as the real thing?
Ever since the now-infamous photo of Pennywise the evil homicidal clown peeking out of a drainpipe surfaced online, fans of Stephen King’s seminal horror novel It have been concerned about Seth Graeme-Smith‘s upcoming film adaptation. There was fair cause for worry, too; it looked as if light was coming from several different sources, like a hasty photoshop job one might find on the box art for some direct-to-DVD cash grab. The only person who could really set the It devotees at ease would be Stephen King, who has seen dozens upon dozens of his works make the jump to the silver screen. And it would appear that he’s now done just that.
Hulu dropped a bombshell on all of us last week with news that Stephen King and J.J. Abrams would reunite for new anthology series Castle Rock, exploring the shared location of a number of King’s iconic stories. Now, the full announcement reveals new details of the 10-episode series, whose production begins later this year.
Lest you think Stephen King content to limit his TV universe to Hulu’s 11/22/63, the ever-prolific author is about to open a much bigger wormhole on the streaming service. Not only is King re-teaming with Hulu and J.J. Abrams for a new anthology series, but the new Castle Rock will bring together a number of King’s iconic stories with one shared location.
Stephen King fans know the number 237 from its appearance in The Shining, where it was the room number of a particularly dangerous corner of the Overlook Hotel. But did you know 237 also appears in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shawshank Redemption. Morgan Freeman’s Red resides in Cell #237 in the Shawshank Prison. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
If you’ve read Stephen King’s It, then the idea of a film adaptation that isn’t rated R sounds preposterous — and yet, it happened before with the 1990 television miniseries (which does not hold up, by the way). For those concerned that the new adaptation from director Andres Muschietti might forgo the R rating in favor of courting a wider audience, the producer of the upcoming film has laid those worries to rest while also confirming that Warner Bros. has every intention of making a sequel.
As it did a great many others, the tragic passing of actor Anton Yelchin, gave significant pause to a series adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes. The role was since recast, while AT&T series now officially releases a full cast list before the fall 2017 premiere. There’s Holland Taylor, Mary-Louise Parker, Brendan Gleeson and plenty more.
The tower is always darkest before its release date.