Creepy Kingdom has just announced their next short film, Georgie, an unofficial fan sequel to the 1990 IT miniseries, from writer-director Ryan Grulich.
What if Georgie never died? Tony Dakota, the actor who originally portrayed young Georgie Denbrough in the 1990 made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, makes his return to film for the first time in 25 years to reprise his iconic role.
“Near the intersection of Witcham and Jackson, Georgie Denbrough’s young life came to an abrupt and tragic end. His paper boat–assembled from a Derry News newspaper with care by his older brother, Bill–had careened down a sewer drain and into the hands of what, not who, would be his killer. Its maiden voyage into death. But what if Pennywise the Dancing Clown hadn’t killed Georgie after all? What if Georgie had somehow escaped death and managed to live some semblance of a normal life in the not-so-normal town of Derry? What might his world look like? Or that of the Denbrough family? Would this horrific experience color their view of the universe? Like the themes explored in Stephen King’s IT, what role does grief, memory, and the confronting of our childhood traumas as children play here? Georgie is a snapshot of this very scenario–an experiment in fantastical reinventions that proposes an alternative reality in which, maybe, Georgie Denbrough still walks the earth. But even then, maybe, not everything is at it seems.”
John Campopiano (Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary) co-wrote and is producing Georgie. He also wrote and is co-producing the upcoming documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT.
On August 10, 2018, the filmmaker’s launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of producing Georgie and have partnered with Fright Rags & Theater of Creeps to create exclusive backer perks.