Stephen King's IT to get the big-budget treatment it deserves

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Dec 8, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

Stephen King movies: You love 'em (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Stand By Me) or you hate 'em (Cat's Eye, Children of the Corn, Children of the Corn 2, Children of the Corn 3, Children of the … 9! Nine freakin' movies about cornfields!). But now it looks as if we're about to get a movie to (hopefully) love -- or two.

According to NYMag, Stephen King's IT is going to be turned into not one movie, but a pair of big-budget horror movies produced by Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective). 

If you haven't read IT, prepare to be terrified: The 1986 novel is about children battling the ultimate evil that lives in the sewers and rises every 27 years to eat their flesh -- usually in the form of a clown. We're not just saying it's horrific. We're saying that when you start to read IT, you'll need to put on an adult diaper. According to Lin, the films will be divided chronologically, with the first telling the story of the group's first encounter with It as adolescents, and the second recounting their return to Derry as adults.

As you may know, IT was already adapted into a TV movie in 1990. It was hit-and-miss (although we're prepared to start a fan campaign to get Tim Curry to reprise his role as Pennywise the Clown). We know Hollywood can do better. And now we're looking forward to watching it happen.

(Via NYMag)