Stephen King's 'It' coming to the big screen

Stephen King's 'It' coming to the big screen

Do we want it to, though?

Here's the thing: I'm a huge Stephen King fan. I've been a fan since I was a wee child, hiding under the covers with a flashlight reading Pet Cemetery, scared out of my mind. But with a couple of notable exceptions (Pet Cemetery and The Shining), I absolutely hate it when King's best novels are adapted to film. It just doesn't work. I was extremely disappointed in Bag of Bones (the most recent King movie adaptation I suffered through), and I'm cringing with the thought of Under the Dome going big (or small) screen.

That being said, here's the news: It is going to be a major motion picture. Here we go, right? If you could see me right now, I'm rolling my eyes. Anyone else with me here? Do you remember the horrible It miniseries from ages ago? Ugh.Here's what's going on: The Stephen King It movie adaptation is actually going to be two movies, not one. That certainly makes sense, if you think about it, because It is seriously long. I'm not sure where they'll break up the story, but I have suspicions. Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) is set to direct and co-write the script. I hope they don't screw this up.

I'm just not seeing Pennywise the evil devil clown on screen. Sure, there's CGI and all that jazz, but I prefer my overactive imagination to anything Hollywood can dream up. It is a great, classic Stephen King novel -- something inside me is screaming "Leave it alone!" Some brilliantly terrifying novels are best left in our heads, and I fear It is one of them.

Stephen King fans, what say you? Am I being too negative? Is there hope that perhaps this It movie adaptation will actually be a winner?