A New Documentary is in Development That Explores Stephen King's IT - PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT
If you're a fan of Stephen King's IT, there's a new documentary in development that you're gonna want to see. The doc is called Pennywise: The Story of It and it focuses on the development of director Tommy Lee Wallace’s wonderfully made 2-part TV miniseries adaptation that was made in 1990. It specifically focuses on actor Tim Curry‘s incredible portrayal of Pennywise the Clown.
As you know, there's a new film currently in development that looks pretty damn scary. With the resurgence and popularity of It, filmmaker John Campopiano and his team of investigators have announced this new doc they are producing, and they started an IndieGogo campaign to help raise the funds they need to complete it.
One of the coolest things is, they've got Tim Curry on board to talk about his time shooting the film as Pennywise! I'm sure the guy has some great stories! Campopiano’s press release reads:
“As many know, I’ve teamed up with UK filmmakers Gary Smart and Chris Griffiths, both of whom are based in London, on a brand new documentary about Stephen King’s IT called, Pennywise: The Story of IT.
Earlier this afternoon we officially launched our Indiegogo campaign which will–hopefully!–be successful and will allow us to tell a story we care deeply about as horror fans and admirers of Tim Curry.
Our team would be sincerely grateful if you could help spread the word however possible. Everything about this new endeavor is ambitious, so we’re hoping that friends and family–including our extended family in the horror and film communities–can help us make this dream project a reality.
From digging into the historical and cultural phenomenon of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) to Tim Curry’s magical portrayal of Pennywise the Clown, to the impact Vancouver (aka “Hollywood North”) had on this special made-for-tv miniseries, our project aims to tell a story heard by few and showcase a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer.
As you’ll learn from the Indiegogo campaign video and webpage, we’ve confirmed Tim’s involvement in this project as well as 20 other cast and crew–and the list continues to grow. This is going to be a special film for horror fans the world over. We’ve already been been receiving lots of positive press thus far, which you can read about here, here, and here.
Thank YOU for any help you can extend in spreading the word and bringing eyes to this important Indiegogo campaign.”
Check out the campaign video below and let us know if this is a doc you'd be interested in checking out.