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Stephen King calls It remake a 'wonderful production'

'He wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 08 March 2017 11:48 GMT
Stephen King
Stephen King (Getty Images)

Having been adapted into a televised mini-series, Stephen King’s infamous It will finally reach cinemas this September, having suffered through development hell for almost a decade.

Fans of King’s work needn’t worry about the film’s quality, as the author has already given It his blessing. Producer Seth Grahame-Smith has shared a screen-grab of an email detailing how King thought the production is ‘wonderful’.

“Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of It today,” the email reads, “and he wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production.”

The author verified his approval of the film, Tweeting that director Andy Muschietti's film 'succeeds' expectations.

The adaptation stars Bill Skarsgård as killer clown Pennywise along with rising stars Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things).

It follows a group of old friends who must club together to fend off an entity that takes the form of an evil clown.

This remake was originally under the guidance of Cary Fukunaga - the director behind the first season of Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology True Detective - with The Revenant actor Will Poulter on board to play Pennywise.

Tim Curry previously played the clown in the televised miniseries released in 1990. The remake will be released September 2017.

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