There's a lot of Stephen King to look forward to over the next few months; his horror tales consistently make good movies, so much so that sometimes you gotta make them again. Pennywise the evil clown is returning next year in a re-boot of 'It'.

Stephen KingStephen King's 'It' returns

Many might confess that the last Stephen King character they want to see again is Pennywise; once was enough for a lifetime of nightmares. Nonetheless, this 1990 Primetime Emmy winner is such a popular fear flick that it's being given a modern makeover - we just wonder how they're going to improve on the vision of terror that is that darned clown. It's probably a fact that nobody has booked a clown for their kid's birthday since 1990. Probably.

It's due to begin filming in the summer and it looks like it may actually be split into two parts, like the original TV movie, with Andrés Muscietti ('Mama') as director. However, we still don't know who will take of Tim Curry's terrifying role - assuming, of course, that he isn't brought back for the remake. Which, fingers crossed, could happen! Will Poulter from 'The Revenant' was in talks for the part, though, before he backed out, so maybe casting directors are looking for a much younger actor this time.

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As well as 'It' in 2017, a trailer for King's 2006 novel 'Cell' has also just been unveiled, with the movie expected to be released later this year. It's about a cell phone signal causing a zombie apocalypse, essentially. Also, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will star in the adaptation of fantasy western 'The Dark Tower', and 2007 film 'The Mist' will be revisited as a TV series.

All this is making us want to stay in every night this week to re-visit our favourites: 'Carrie', 'The Shining', 'The Green Mile'... here we come!

'It' has been given the tentative release date of September 18th 2017.