This week, It hits theaters for the first time as a feature film, with a script that was originally set to be directed by Cary Fukunaga, before New Line decided to pivot to Andy Muschietti. Fukunaga retains a writing credit on a reworked script. King released a statement a few years ago through his fan site Stephenking.
Skip navigation! When the movie adaptation of Stephen King's It was announced, fans of the novel immediately wondered: How would filmmakers grapple with the book's strange, graphic, and chapter-long orgy scene between pre-teens? While the first draft of the script by Cary Fukanga included a mild adaptation of the scene, the version you'll see in cinemas has no trace of a sewer orgy.
I thought the character portraits were among the most vivid and compelling of any I've ever read. The horror elements were good too, but I viewed them as flavor to move the book along as we learned more about the lives of the characters and the strange history of Derry. All that being said, the scene toward the end where Beverly has sex with all the other kids seemed extraneous to me.
In the dark, Bill heard a sound he could not immediately place. A whispery little sound, but not scary. Then there was a more easily place sound… a zipper.
However, after Pennywise eats the younger brother of twelve-year-old Bill Denbrough, Bill recruits his friends dubbed "The Losers' Club" to discover the creature's weaknesses and whereabouts, and kill it once and for all. The upcoming sequel is bringing back the younger Losers, meaning there is still potential for moments that were nixed from the first movie to show up in flashbacks. That said, the scene in which these twelve-year-old characters all have sex with each other in order to save their lives likely won't make the final cut - for obvious reasons.
When I pitched the idea for this column, I was told it was cool so long as I kept it classy. How could I be NOT classy?! With IT coming to theaters, readers and non-readers alike are becoming aware of a piece missing from the movie.
Spoilers: This article talks about a major plot point to a novel you should have read 31 years ago. So you know, if you don't like crying please don't read this spoiler laden article. The film adaptation of Stephen King's novel IT has just hit theaters and the reviews are glowing.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. King uses the act as a way to bridge the two time periods together that readers jump back in forth between. The book dealt with childhood and adulthood, and Grown Ups. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood.
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It is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book, and his 18th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey.