The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Warner Bros. will bring a new version of Stephen King's It to the big screen.
And no, you're not crazy. There was already one version of It, a fairly cheesy TV miniseries with John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole and Richard Thompson. That cast may offer a hint as to why it was cheesy, though a pretty creepy Tim Curry played Pennywise the evil clown.
I take a lot of grief for this, but I loved It when it (ha) came out; I even read it twice. And yes, the pre-teen gang bang at the end was pretty heinous - and, let's face it, anticlimactic in terms of foiling evil - but up until then that novel is damned good. Is it any dumber than the end of The Stand (which I will not reveal here in case one person on the planet doesn't know what happened)? No! Both books are worth reading, even if they don't end as stylishly as, say, Salem's Lot.
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