Seeing the spectacular trailer for the new horror film 'IT', one would think that the brilliant writer behind the novel used for the adaptation would have been involved. But it looks like Stephen King was not consulted at all for the film.
Currently, a movie based on his novel series 'The Dark Towers' are in theatres, whilst The Mist has been made into a TV series, in which he is directly involved. Two more movies by Netflix - 'Gerald's Game' and '1922' are planned to come out this year, and King has been a writer of both movie adaptations. In addition to that, a 10-part series of his recent novel "Mr. Mercedes" premiered last week.
The upcoming movie - IT featuring a killer clown that haunts and hunts down children, is one the best works of the author. Based off of his bestselling horror novel, it comes as quite a surprise that the filmmakers did not contact King to weigh in his opinions for their adaptation.
In an interview with Variety, Stephen King stated that he had no influence on the new movie, and he was never contacted by the director Andrés Muschietti.
“I wasn’t involved at all. I wished them well. Geez, I don’t even think they sent me any swag from that one! But maybe that’s a good thing. I’ve seen it, it’s fabulous.” said King.
According to King, maybe his lack of involvement in IT is a good thing, as we can see from the trailer itself that there is not going to be any room for disappointment. The news comes along with the release of The Dark Tower, where King was put up front for promotion, but could not become the success everyone hoped for.
The 2017 version of IT features Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, hunting down children of 'The Loser's Club.' The movie will premiere on the 8th of September, and will be followed by a sequel according to reports.