Many fans of the world renowned author may have had some questions in regards as to why he did not visit the set of the remastered IT movie; but after a recent featurette release; we can see why. He, like any other author, was looking for that surprise factor!
The big-screen adaptation of King’s iconic horror novel is set to hit cinemas next week (September 8th), with Bill Skarsgard taking on the role as Pennywise the clown.
Now, King has given his full thumbs up to the film and praised how the film had portrayed his characters:
“I had hopes, but I was not prepared for how good it really was. It’s something that’s different, and at the same time, it’s something that audiences are gonna relate to. They’re gonna like the characters. To me, it’s all about character. If you like the characters… if you care… the scares generally work. I’m sure my fans will enjoy the movie. I think they’re gonna really enjoy the movie, and I think some of them will go back two or three times and actually savour the thing.”
The horror movie, which is directed by Andy Muschietti, will hit cinemas next Friday, September 8th. Along with the film comes what is said to be a absolutely terrifying soundtrack.
In a recent interview, the film’s composer, Benjamin Wallfisch, talked about how music really energizes the film:
“Every now and again, you come across a movie where the storytelling is so powerful, the subtext so visceral, the synergy between director, narrative and actors so palpable, that as a composer you can feel the music being energised by something so much bigger than what’s just on the screen.”
You can check out the new featurette in the video below: