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Writer Dave Kajganich Talks IT Remake Details! (Based On The Stephen King Classic!)

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I love the original made-for-TV mini-series of IT. There was a point where I'd come home everyday from school and watch the first half with all the kid stuff and the great battle in the sewers with Pennywise The Dancing Clown. ("This is battery acid, you slime!") So like most Stephen King fans, I'm a little skeptical of a new remake condensing the epic mini-series & novel into one theatrical feature. The fiends over at Dread Central caught up with writer Dave Kajganich to fill us in on some of the updates in store, namely the setting change to present day.

"The remake will be set in the mid-1980s and in the present almost equally -- mirroring the twenty-odd-year gap King uses in the book -- and with a *great* deal of care and attention paid to the backstories of all the characters," Kajganich tells Dread. "This will be R. Which means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these character endure."

"I plan to be very protective of the book," Kajganich continues. "The reality, though, is that WB wants to do this as a single film, so I will have to kill a few darlings to make that happen. You have my promise, though, that I will do this with the utmost humility and respect for King's work. He's the King, after all, and I intend to continue to pledge to him my allegiance."

Read more quotes at the original Dread post HERE! Read our original announcement article on this project HERE!


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