Stephen King’s classic horror novel ‘It’ is set to be animated in all its glory in the upcoming Simpsons Halloween special.
San Diego Comic-con just keeps on giving. Over the weekend, The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman, announced that Krusty the Clown is set to become Pennywise, the scary as fuck clown made famous in Stephen Kings It in an upcoming ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episode.
Details of the show’s upcoming 34th season were teased at Comic-Con on Saturday with Selman sharing that one of the two Halloween episodes in the next season will be dedicated entirely to a parody of Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel It.
This is the first time the Treehouse Of Horror will feature a single story instead of the usual three sketches, with Selman noting “I think the fans are going to be really excited. Certainly, the tattoos already exist of Krusty as Pennywise. So we’re just writing towards the tattoos now. You want as many tattoo-worthy moments in your episodes as you can.”
The cult anime Death Note is also set to receive a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror make-over, with an entirely separate animation crew to deliver what is set to be an “incredible authentic” Simpsons anime.
No word as yet who the anime team is, but to tide you over, here is Canadian artist, Nina Matsumoto’s 2007 rendition of The Simpsons parody of Death Note for the 2007 Halloween issue of Bongo Comics’.
THE SIMPSONS exec producer Matt Selman confirmed today at San Diego Comic-Con that they're doing two TREEHOUSE OF HORRORS this year and one will parody @StephenKing's IT. The parody will be the first time a TREEHOUSE has focused on a single story for its entire half hour. pic.twitter.com/n5mow7WhLR
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