Tickets are now on sale for IT, as the Stephen King adaptation nears its release in theaters next month. As Halloween approaches, more and more frightening films and/or TV shows will be showing up along the way. Annabelle: Creation got a head start on scaring moviegoers this month, while the second season of Stranger Things will arrive just in time for the spooky holiday. One of the most anticipated horror projects, however, happens to be one of several King adaptations currently in the works: IT.
In just a couple more weeks, the theatrical take on Stephen King’s IT will attempt to surpass the famous 1990s IT TV miniseries in the scariness department. As we approach the release of the film, Warner Bros. and their New Line imprint are doing everything they can to bring attention to the movie. Along with the trailers for the film, we’ve seen a creepy Bozo-the-Clown-inspired TV spot, along with some chilling Pennywise artwork for the movie. Now, fans can get their ticket orders in for the film and make sure they’re in theaters on opening night.
The IT movie site have just opened up ticket pre-orders around the U.S., ahead of the film’s debut next month. Along with its release in traditional theaters, IT will screen in IMAX theaters. While the advanced ticket sales will help to predict how well the new movie will do at the box office, estimates are already pegging IT to break the September box office opening record with its debut.
So far, all signs point to IT being a worthy successor to the TV miniseries adaptation and a fitting take on King’s original story to boot. Despite a redesign of certain elements, the first part of the two-part movie version has audiences eager to see if the haunting new film can best the other takes on King’s work that have already come out this year.
Along with IT, television adaptations of Mr. Mercedes and The Mist have been met with acclaim. If IT‘s a success, it will continue the renewed attention being put on King’s work of late. It will also help to overshadow the only other film released in theaters this year to be based on the author’s literature.
While New Line and WB look to be in a for a commercial and critical hit with IT, Sony and Columbia Picture’s The Dark Tower has been largely panned by critics and audiences. Meanwhile the lackluster box office haul has put into question the Dark Tower franchise’s future, both on the big and small screen. Hopefully, IT will fare better.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
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