It’s a pretty great time to be a dark murder-friendly clown. It Chapter Two made $185 million worldwide this past weekend at the box office. The DC Comics solo film Joker premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the coveted Golden Lion Award. As a result, the studios are sending in the clown IPs for multiple new projects!
“Clowns have had the oddest evolution over the last several decades,” explained clown expert Rufus B. Spaulding. “Initially, they were laughed off whenever the circus came to town. Then, monstrous horror filmmakers of the 80s thought we should turn these men scampering around in garish makeup and smiling endlessly into icons of horror. Luckily, they’re now being respected as the psychopathic performers they were always meant to be.”
Given this, studios have already announce multiple clown related project. Below is the clown car round up of all the announcements:
Announced Reboots So Far
- Warner Bros is producing a Bozo The Clown surrealist horror film from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn.
- Paramount is in talks with Rob Marshall to direct a reimagining of the tragic opera Pagliacci. It will be a family musical in the style of The Greatest Showman.
- Fox/Disney is developing a spin off series about The Simpsons’ dramedy series about Krusty the Clown for Hulu. Per early reports, it will be a slice of life dramedy similar to Louie and Maron called Krust.
- Sony has greenlit an Insane Clown Posse biopic called Miracles: The Legend of ICP. Reportedly, it will be helmed by Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Grey and reveal the mystery of how magnets work.
- Universal is making the story of Ronald McDonald into a three hour epic directed by David Fincher. From here, the studio hopes to spin off a McDonaldland cinematic universe called The McUniverse. Plans for a crime film about the Hamburglar & a political thriller starring Grimace are already in development.
True Superhero Fans Only will continue to keep you updated on all clown related projects as they develop.