Stephen King Saw The New ‘It’ Movie, And He Has Some Opinions About It

Time to get pumped for some Pennywise.

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Stephen King hasn’t always been so kind when it comes to the movie adaptions of his novels, The Shining being the most famous example. So we can only imagine the temperature of the room when the creators of the new It movie adaption screened the film for the iconic horror author.

Thankfully, producer Seth Grahame-Smith announced on Instagram that King approved of the film and said everyone should “stop worrying.”

I can die now. Goodbye. I'm dead. 🎈

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The news is bound to thrill fans of the novel of the 1990 TV miniseries that traumatized a generation of children with Tim Curry’s terrifying depiction of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

26-year-old Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård will portray Pennywise in the new film, and his take is reportedly more “elegant” and “precise” than Curry’s. It’s an approach that King appears to be on board with.

This dude is on set today and he's FREAKING ME OUT. #Day35 🎈

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Thus far, we have seen precious little of the film save for some poster art of the new Pennywise. No teasers or trailers have been released, which has us even more psyched for its September 8 release date.