Well, the newest piece of news around the Stephen King world is there’s going to be a remake of It. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As most of us know, It was originally done back in 1990 as a television mini-series. When I first watched it at the tender age of 15, I thought it was terrifying. When I watched it again recently, the best word I could think of for it is “serviceable.” It’s not bad. It’s not great. Dusting the old broad off, slapping a new coat of paint, throwing in some modern effects (seriously, the giant rubber spider thingie at the end? Egads) and some better acting (hopefully) could do wonders for what is one of King’s best stories.
So yeah, Warner Brothers is starting over. Of course, the usual complaints will be, as they were with Watchmen and as they’ll be with dozens of other properties, that a 120 minutes is insufficient time to tell so expansive a story. I don’t know that I buy that… it’s less about the time and more about how you use it.
I admit, it would be nice if they’d cast Tim Curry again.