Stephen King’s “It” To Be R-Rated

Dave Kajganich, the scribe adapting Stephen King’s “It” for the big screen, tells Dread Central that you can expect this to stay true to the book.

Kajganich explains that the film “will not be PG-13. This will be R, [it] means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these character endure.”

He also adds that the film will be “set in the mid-1980s and in the present almost equally – mirroring the twenty-odd-year gap King uses in the book.” How he plans to compress King’s 1,100 page opus into a two-hour film though is anyone’s guess.