Stephen King has endorsed the big screen remake of his classic horror novel It.
The R-rated film adaptation of King’s 1986 novel is set for release on September 8 this year. Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise the clown, following in the footsteps of Tim Curry, who famously portrayed Pennywise in a popular 1990 TV miniseries.
Mama‘s Andrés Muschietti is directing from a script co-written by True Detective and Beasts Of No Nation film-maker Cary Fukunaga.
On of the film’s producers, Seth Grahame-Smith, has shared a screen-grab of an email on Instagram in which King apparently praised the “wonderful job” the team have done with his creation.
The message read: “Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of IT today and he wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production.”
The film’s cast also includes Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard, who is playing Richie Tozier, a member of the so-called ‘Losers Club’. The first photo of Bill Skarsgård in character as Pennywise the clown was released last summer.