- in “it” by stephen king, the clown is said to terrorize children every 27 years.
- Coincidentally, the film version was released 27 years after the television miniseries aired in 1990.
- this It wasn’t planned.
- There’s a sequel in the works, so hopefully it won’t take another 27 years to hit theaters.
in stephen king’s “it”, pennywise, the dancing clown emerges from the sewers every 27 years to terrorize children, kill them and feast on their fears and their flesh. well, by a creepy coincidence, pennywise returned to the real world at exactly the same time.
king’s novel was published in 1986, but the first adaptation, a television miniseries starring tim curry as the evil clown, was released in 1990. the big screen remake, “it,” premiered on 2017. , that’s 27 years later.
this was not planned. the movie “it” has been in the works for a long time, and there have been several delays and a change of directors that delayed it. however, it all worked out in the end, as those delays allowed for this disturbing synchronicity.
There’s going to be a second “it” movie, one based on the second encounter the losers club has with pennywise, as adults, 27 years later. the first movie set up the sequel very well, but the movie doesn’t have a release date yet. hopefully, it won’t be 27 years from now, as appropriate as that may be. Does anyone really want to wait that long?
“it” is now in theaters.