Folks have been trying to bring Stephen King's creepy clown novel It to the big screen for decades, and now that it's finally moving ahead at Warner Bros., the studio has decided that one film just isn't enough to contain the murderous insanity.
Realizing just how dense the 1986 horror tome is, the studio now plans to split the story into two films, breaking up the frightening tale of Pennywise over a few more hours.
Warner Bros. seems primed to get the project moving They've just signed Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) to direct, and he'll co-write the script with Chase Palmer (who most recently took a crack at Frank Herbert's Dune).
In case you've forgotten—or have never seen the rather decent 1990 ABC miniseries—here's the book's official description:
They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror within their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name ....
Sound off: Are you looking forward to this King classic coming to the big screen in a double-barreled version?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)