In a surprise to no one but a relief to many, Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s It has received an “R”-rating from the MPAA for “violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.” Which is pretty much exactly what you would expect from a cinematic spin on one of King’s most horrifying, twisted and child-murdery novels. Of note, that R-rating doesn’t mention any sex stuff, which will also be a relief for those familiar with the book and it’s most infamous “coming of age scene”. His material has always been sexual (long live Stephen King Boners), but nobody wants to see a bunch of preteens going at in the sewers. Apparently, Bill Skarsgard‘s spin on Pennywise is so terrifying he made child extras cry on set, so there should be plenty of disturbing material to earn that R-rating, even without the creepy subterranean shagging.
It arrives in theaters September 8 and also stars Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, and Nicholas Hamilton.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.