‘It’ remake embracing book’s horror with R rating, and plans for an adult sequel


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It Producer Dan Lin has confirmed that the horror remake will stay true to 1986 Stephen King book with an R-rating, and has already announced plot plans for a sequel film.

Many speculated whether It would strive for an R-rating, or whether the film would try and entice younger audiences with a soft classification of PG-13. Now, in an interview with Collider, Dan Lin announced that the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King‘s It will embrace the horror of the source material.

“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,” said Lin.

Dan Lin also announced plans for a sequel film, if of course, the first movie proves a success.

The sequel film is set to follow in the footsteps of the second half of the 1986 novel and will most likely depict the kids of The Losers Club years later as adults. If the sequel is anything like the book, we will see The Loser Club adults coming together to face their fears one last time.

It is Directed by Andrés Muschietti and stars Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard as The Losers Club member Richie Tozier, and Hemlock Grove’s Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. 

According to Lin, the close relationship between The Losers Club members has given the film the feel of Oscar-nominated 1986 film Stand By Me.

“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.”

It is expected to arrive in cinemas September 8.

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