The director had storyboarded something totally different, but—as always seems to be the case with TV movies—there just wasn’t enough time and/or money to pull off his original vision.
In what could be seen as a cruel bout of irony befitting Pennywise the Dancing Clown himself, in the year 2003, actors Jonathan Brandis (young Bill Denbrough) and John Ritter (adult Ben Hanscom) both passed away.
‘s Freddy Krueger, at one point, Curry wasn’t sure he wanted to take on the role of the shape-shifting clown from beyond the stars.
Cohn (famous for penning another King adaptation with 1976’s , finally read King’s novel.Brought to us over the course of two nights back in November 1990, ABC’s two-part, two-night presentation of Stephen King’s still lives on in the hearts and nightmares of the youth of America.If you’re like us, and the original film was a seemingly unending source of all your waking fears, then join us as we go behind the scenes and expose some of the more shocking secrets of Stephen King’s At one point or another, we were all children.And then the little boy’s boat went down into that storm drain . It turns out, however, that it wasn’t just our childhoods that classically trained thespian Tim Curry ruined with his take on the dancing clown from Stephen King’s classic novel.Nope, the man was all but a pariah on the set of the movie, too.