We can now relax. It’s been confirmed that Stephen King’s IT remake will be Rated R
When True Detective director Cary Fukunaga left the IT remake due to creative differences, I must admit, I was really worried. My thoughts were the next person who is going to pick this movie up will have no problem bowing to the big-wig studio masses and making a film so watered down you can take your children to the cinema to see it.
In saying that, I really had no idea who the new director, Andrés Muschietti was. I mean, I did see the Guillermo Del Toro produced, MAMA and I enjoyed it, but that wasn’t a lot to go on.
At long last, after many months of being left in movie limbo, we can now confirm that the new Stephen King IT remake will be rated R.
In a recent interview with Collider, producer, Dan Lin had this to say about the upcoming remake
“It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a “Rated-R movie”, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary clown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R.”
The first instalment of the two-part feature is due for release September 2017. Still no news on who will be cast in the second.
30-years later, The Losers Club fulfil a promise and return to Derry, Maine to once again battle the manifestation of their fears, Pennywise The Clown.
More information to follow as it’s announced.
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