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It seems like Stephen King is just one long assembly line of books, franchises, and multimedia adaptations. In the past year alone we’ve been privy to two television adaptations and two books. Next up! A remake of the 1990 IT adaptation! The production has been in the works for a few years now, but it looks like things are just getting underway, starting with the announcement of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the clown.
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Skarsgard is a young guy, and not quite a household name. The 25 year old Swedish actor is probably best known for his role in The Divergent Series. This is not the first bit of gossip we’ve gotten about the film. Just a few months ago, we learned that master director Cary Fukunaga was on board, but later signed off, citing creative differences. True Detective fans likely lamented this development, but it seems like the camera is in good hands with Andy Muschietti: director of horror hit, Mama.
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King fans will surely welcome another entry to the adaptation catalogue, but what they’re really banking on, is the long awaited Dark Tower film adaptation. The idea has been tossed around since 2007, with creative license being thrown from person to person. It’s now been pushed back to 2017, and it sounds like Idris Elba is slated in a main role. For now, we’ll be content to be scared senseless by the new It.
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