John Campopiano is likely a huge favourite of many a genre fan, without you actually knowing who he is. And now, we’ve got news on his latest project.
You see, the reason that you’ll know Campopiano without really knowing him, is that he’s responsible for several brilliant documentaries that you will have found online or on certain horror releases. For instance, the Boston native wrote, produced, and directed 2017’s brilliant Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary doc, and he’s also now currently putting the finishing touches to Pennywise: The Story of IT. Up next for the talented filmmaker then is a project by the name of Georgie.
Teaming with Ryan Grulich – who himself has produced the Foolish Morals documentary about Disney’s Haunted Mansion – Campopiano will be returning to a familiar subject matter: the world of Pennywise. To be precise, Georgie will showcase poor Georgie Denbrough; the youngster killed by Pennywise in the early moments of IT. With Grulich and Campopiano both huge fans of the 1990 IT miniseries, they’ve actually managed to bring in original Georgie actor, Tony Dakota, to return to the role of the doomed Denbrough brother.
The official word on Georgie reads:
The written and documentary work of John Campopiano and Ryan Grulich have focused on telling stories not yet told – hidden truths of film, television, and pop culture. With their newest project, Georgie – an experiment in fantastical reinventions – the award-winning filmmakers have now partnered with original star of the IT television miniseries, Tony Dakota (Georgie) to reimagine the unparalleled horror of Stephen King’s most iconic story and one of its most tragic characters, Georgie.
In the meantime, by sure to check out the below video to give you an idea of what to expect from Georgie: