Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in IT Movie 2017

The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT has now broken several Thursday evening box office opening records, including that for R-Rated movies previously held by Deadpool. King’s beloved 1986 horror novel about an evil spirit in the guise of a killer clown was adapted into a four-hour TV miniseries starring Tim Curry in the early ‘90s, yet a big screen adaptation took much longer to come together. Following years of development, beginning in 2009 and in which director Cary Fukunaga entered then exited the production, IT finally began filming in 2016, ahead of its release in theaters this year.

The film, directed by Andy Muscietti and the first ...

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