Upcoming Remakes 2013 – Stephen King’s “It” and “Pet Cemetery”
The first TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” was one of the scariest horror movies ever made. Tim Curry, who played an evil clown, lived up to fans’ expectations, presenting them one of the best performances of his life. However, the fans of “It” may rejoice – the original two-part movie and the novel are going to be remade in 2013. In addition to that, the list of upcoming remakes 2013 includes “Pet Cemetery” by the king of horror.
Rumors that Stephen King’s “It” may receive a far darker remake started to circulate in 2009. However, the project was forgotten fast and was kept under wraps for several years. Then, David Kajnagich decided to write a script for a new version of “It.” It should have been a single feature length movie with a much darker mood. The movie should have had an R rating. The project seemed to be rather interesting despite the fact that a remake of the incredible ABC series made in 1990 looked like an impossible task. Since then, Warner Brothers has succeeded in getting Cary Fukunaga onboard to co-write and direct together with Chase Palmer of Dune Fame.
In 2012, Warner Brothers agreed to make two movies instead of one, allowing the team to explore the “insides” of the 1,200 page novel thoroughly. The company revealed that Roy Lee, Dan Smith, David Katzenberg, and Seth Grahame-Smith were asked to produce the upcoming movies. Sadly, Warner Brothers kept silence on who would play Pennywise this time. The two movies have been stuck in pre-production since 2009, so it will not be released soon.
The other piece of Stephen King’s cult classic “Pet Cemetery” is also on the horizon to be remade. The script was again written by David Kajnagich, but then Paramount Pictures, a company that took on the movie, decided to stick to the version of writer Matthew Greenberg.
Several famous directors (e.g. Guillermo del Toro) have already tried to get their hands on the movie, but Paramount Pictures seems to be looking at Alexandre Aja, a French director of “Haute Tension.” Aja is famous for creating gory remakes, such as “Mirrors,” “Piranha,” and “The Hills Have Eyes.” It seems that the movie will start to be directed in the end of 2013.