Stephen King Has Seen the New IT
Andrés Muschietti must have been on a tenterhooks this week, as Stephen King watched an early screen of IT. Would he like it? Would he hate it?
Over the years, King has been very passionate about film adaptions of his work. It was the film adaption of his first novel Carrie in 1976 that firmly placed him as a household name, and he’s never been shied away from film adaptations. He even branched out to young film makers, giving them options on his short stories, King’s Dollar Baby film scheme.
“Relax. Wait. And enjoy”
So for every good film adaptation of King’s books, films like The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me, there are also the bad, such as Cell or A Good Marriage. Every filmmaker must be thinking the same thing, will King like it? Getting that endorsement could make and break the film.
With a lot on stake, considering that the film arriving this year is only part one of two, Muschietti anxiety levels must have been through the roof. However, he can sleep easy, as there’s good news, it look like King loved IT.
Producer Seth Grahame-Smith jumped on instagram earlier this week to bring us this bit of news
And then last night King dropped this on Twitter
Andy Muschietti’s remake of IT (actually it’s Part 1–The Losers’ Club) succeeds beyond my expectations. Relax. Wait. And enjoy.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 7, 2017
King hasn’t been shy in the past about past adaptation, he is certainly not a man that beats around the bush, so I think it safe to say that the film will be good.
I personally can’t wait to see the film, with or without Kings approval. But I imagine theres a lot people breathing a sigh of relief today.
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