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WB Bringing Stephen King’s It to the Big Screen March 13, 2009 3:15 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Warner Brothers.
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itpennywise-031309Stephen King’s horror novel It is headed to the big screen.  Warner Bros. has announced that they are adapting the property with Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment.

Dave Kajganich has been hired by the studio to pen the script, which according to THR, will follow a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces, the kids are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults, even though they have no memory of the first battle.

While the novel was set in 1958 and 1985, the feature-film version will be set in present day.  The best-selling 1986 novel had a successful small screen adaptation in 1990, airing as a miniseries on ABC.