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Stephen King's 'It' will be adapted into two movies

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In case the old ABC miniseries wasn't frightening enough for you, Hollywood is adapting Stephen King's mega-opus It for the big screen. But since the book originally clocked in around 1,090 pages, it's gonna be two movies. Take that, Peter Jackson.

Jane Eyre adaptation mastermind Cary Fukunaga will be directing, co-writing the script with Chase Palmer, the Hollywood Reporter says. Palmer's the one who adapted Frank Herbert's Dune for the movies in 1984, so that could be good news or bad news, depending on your point of view. This one may actually be a decent remake, because hey, can you imagine that one with an R rating.

For those of you who never read It, it's a horrifying book about kids who battle a monster disguised as the creepiest clown ever that basically eats fear. And children. The 1990 miniseries starred John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Annette O'Toole and Tim Curry in his best role ever as the freaky Pennywise the clown. If only they could get him back to reprise that role ...

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[Last modified: Friday, June 8, 2012 2:45pm]

    

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