If you were worried that the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It was going to be a family-friend, PG endeavour then you will be glad to know that producer Dan Lin has dismissed this idea. In a recent interview with Collider, Lin said:
“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 crown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R.”
We will have to see if the book’s more shocking moments make it to Andres Muschetti’s adaptation, but it definitely sounds like the film is stepping in the right horrifying direction.
It stars Bill Skarsgard in the role of Pennywise and further features Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Javier Botet, Jaeden Lieberher, Megan Charpentier, Steven Williams, Sophia Lillis and Owen Teague. The film will be released on 8th September 2017 in the UK and USA.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)