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Production has wrapped on Andy Muschietti's It adaptation

09.22.2016by: Cody Hamman

IT Pennywise Bill Skarsgard

In a time when production schedules are often quite short, the amount of time MAMA director Andy Muschietti's adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel IT spent in production was relatively epic. There were 59 days of filming done in Toronto over the course of a schedule that lasted all summer. Filming has now officially wrapped, a fact which producer Barbara Muschietti took to her Instagram account to announce:

And yes, it's a wrap on #itthemovie. Thank you amazing cast and crew for this magical journey. And thank you #stephenking for giving us this tale.

Muschietti's announcement was accompanied by a picture of a jack-in-the-box toy that can be seen below. Turn the crank on this box and out pops a little clown that looks like the film's version of Pennywise the evil clown, who is played by Bill Skarsgard. The toy just seems a bit nicer than the image we've seen of Pennywise in the flesh, so it might represent the friendly visage the clown takes on when it's trying to lure children to their doom.

Written by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer, IT tells the story of 

seven children known as The Losers Club who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. 

Skarsgard's co-stars include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Owen Teague, Nicholas Hamilton, and Javier Botet.

The plan is for this film to be the first in a two-part adaptation of King's book. If it's well received, the Muschiettis intend to make a film about the rematch the Losers Club has with Pennywise as adults.

IT part one reaches theatres on September 8, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: Are you looking forward to Muschietti's IT?
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3:41PM on 09/22/2016
Oh wow I thought they were filming the entire thing and then releasing two films. If they did indeed spend that much time just making the first part then maybe they took their time and it will be really good. I just hope it gets enough of an audience and brings in enough money to get the second part made. This is honestly one of my most anticipated films so hopefully it delivers. If not we'll always have the 1990 classic.
Oh wow I thought they were filming the entire thing and then releasing two films. If they did indeed spend that much time just making the first part then maybe they took their time and it will be really good. I just hope it gets enough of an audience and brings in enough money to get the second part made. This is honestly one of my most anticipated films so hopefully it delivers. If not we'll always have the 1990 classic.
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3:17PM on 09/22/2016

If well received

I am more positive and excited about this than most people, and maybe more than I should be. Then, i read thisÚ
..."If it's well received, the Muschiettis intend to make a film about the rematch the Losers Club has with Pennywise as adults."

And if it's not (and I agree with some about it being another poltergeist remake) then what? We just never get the second half? Why not make them together? This is why i stand by what I've said a million times, this would have been a perfect thing for
I am more positive and excited about this than most people, and maybe more than I should be. Then, i read thisÚ
..."If it's well received, the Muschiettis intend to make a film about the rematch the Losers Club has with Pennywise as adults."

And if it's not (and I agree with some about it being another poltergeist remake) then what? We just never get the second half? Why not make them together? This is why i stand by what I've said a million times, this would have been a perfect thing for HBO/Showtime, or even better Netflix to pick up. IT is a long book and could make for a great extended series. Netflix doesn't have to answer to who's our target audience. You can have R rated material and have a good, 10-13 part series, then do it again, Season 2 if you will, with the adults. i just don't get it.
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6:05PM on 09/22/2016
Well, they had to work with the production the way Fukunaga set it up: filming the part with the kids first. Budget is only between 20-30 million, though, so it would have to perform pretty abysmally not to get part 2. I'd be more worried about The Dark Tower sequels..
Well, they had to work with the production the way Fukunaga set it up: filming the part with the kids first. Budget is only between 20-30 million, though, so it would have to perform pretty abysmally not to get part 2. I'd be more worried about The Dark Tower sequels..
12:33PM on 09/22/2016

The next Poltergeist... (remake)

So far they are showing way too much, way too soon. The clown looks idiotic. The forehead on that thing is just laughable. I had high hopes when it was originally announced but the more info we get, the more it looks like a rushed mess like Poltergeist was.
So far they are showing way too much, way too soon. The clown looks idiotic. The forehead on that thing is just laughable. I had high hopes when it was originally announced but the more info we get, the more it looks like a rushed mess like Poltergeist was.
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