IT remake

Posted: June 7, 2006, 19:42:53

Here are some news about the remake of IT:

Peter Filardi is becoming the go-to guy for television horror adaptations. The FLATLINERS and THE CRAFT scribe cut his teeth on small-screen scares with 2004ís redux of íSALEMíS LOT for TNT, and this summer heís back with the network on THE ROAD VIRUS HEADS NORTH, one of eight Stephen King-based minimovies in the series NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES, which bows July 12.

During a panel discussion at Fangoís Weekend of Horrors in Burbank, Filardi dished a few details on some fresh projects heís got in the works. On the King side, the writer told Fango heís still developing a new televisualization of the authorís epic novel IT (previously done as a two-part ABC movie in 1990). Originally slated for TNT as a two-hour movie, IT has now caught the interest of the Sci Fi Channel, which wants to stretch it out (and rightfully so!) to a four-hour broadcast event. You may recall that early reports stated Filardiís approach to the material would be to tell IT through the eyes of the character of Beverly Marsh.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

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