Mike Bracken reported this earlier today, his post said this:
"… Anyway, yesterdayâ€™s Hollywood Reporter has a story about a planned remake of the film. Warner Bros. is partnering with Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment for a big screen re-interpretation of the classic novel. If youâ€™ve been paying attention, this should fill you with dreadâ€“a four hour miniseries couldnâ€™t really recreate the story from an 1100 page book, so how exactly is a shorter film going to do the source material justice?
The obvious answer is by changing the story. Warners has hired screenwriter Dave Kajganich to write the new version and changes are already afoot.
The original novel bounced around between 1958 and 1985, but early buzz is that the remake will be set in the present only. How will this work? Your guess is as good as mine. Will we get a story of the youngsters killing It and sending it back into another cycle of dormancy or will we only follow the adults, called back to Derry to end it once and for all? Iâ€™m guessing it will be the latter, which sucks because most of what makes It so interesting is watching these kids (whoâ€™re an assortment of outcasts) take on a terrifying monster as old as the universe itself."
That right there fills me with a lot of resentment for this project. Can’t say I’m very excited for this, no way you’ll get all of that story inside of 90 minutes.