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Filming has begun for Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's It

06.30.2016

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Last year things weren't looking good for the planned big screen take on the Stephen King novel IT, with Cary Fukunaga leaving the project over creative differences shortly after Warner Bros. shifted the movie to its New Line division. It didn't take long for the adaptation to find a new director though in the form of MAMA helmer Andy Muschietti, who recently took to Instagram to announce that shooting has finally begun for the adaptation.

It seems the adaptation will still be split into two movies as originally planned, with part one featuring the main characters as children and the second film picking up with those same characters as adults. Hemlock Grove's Bill Skarsgard is taking over for Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown, while other cast members include Jaeden Liberher as Bill Denbrough, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Wyatt Oleff as Eddie Kaspbrak, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Grazer as Stan Uris and Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon.

IT is scheduled to open on September 8, 2017.

 

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11:36PM on 06/30/2016
Lost interest when Cary Fukanaga left the project. Mama was a terrible movie.
Lost interest when Cary Fukanaga left the project. Mama was a terrible movie.
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12:48AM on 07/01/2016
I lost some interest when they decided to do it in 2 parts, chronologically.

Part of the beauty of the book/original adaptation is how they used flashbacks mixed with the adult scenes. A lot of the Loser's Club scenes will lose their impact without the connecting present-day scene before/after it.
I lost some interest when they decided to do it in 2 parts, chronologically.

Part of the beauty of the book/original adaptation is how they used flashbacks mixed with the adult scenes. A lot of the Loser's Club scenes will lose their impact without the connecting present-day scene before/after it.
10:51AM on 06/30/2016
If cinema history has taught us anything, its virtually impossible to out do an original classic horror movie.
If cinema history has taught us anything, its virtually impossible to out do an original classic horror movie.
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11:49AM on 06/30/2016
Well this isnt exactly "cinema" history considering the one with Curry was a TV movie. Come on, I dont know how a theatrical adaptation can be worse than a small screen adaptation.
Well this isnt exactly "cinema" history considering the one with Curry was a TV movie. Come on, I dont know how a theatrical adaptation can be worse than a small screen adaptation.
11:55AM on 06/30/2016
It's just another adaptation from the book, rather than a remake of the movie (mini series).
It's just another adaptation from the book, rather than a remake of the movie (mini series).
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10:01AM on 06/30/2016

Oh Boy

I will remain positive, but it's really kinda hard.
It would be fun if NETFLIX were to have picked this up. It's the prefect and best format. Look at all the binge watching series they have done so well. You can be rough, gory, scary without fear of ratings, etc. And you can make it 13 hours long if you want. Can you imagine the storytelling they could get in 13, 45-50 minute episodes. I can't wrap my head around why they didn't try this route (or maybe they did). I think the interest is lost
I will remain positive, but it's really kinda hard.
It would be fun if NETFLIX were to have picked this up. It's the prefect and best format. Look at all the binge watching series they have done so well. You can be rough, gory, scary without fear of ratings, etc. And you can make it 13 hours long if you want. Can you imagine the storytelling they could get in 13, 45-50 minute episodes. I can't wrap my head around why they didn't try this route (or maybe they did). I think the interest is lost and two parts? When will they each come out, I hope it's very, very soon after. I don't know many people that will wait two years for something like this. It's WOW factor will have to be high. Also, no real big names attached, kinda makes me nervous as well. Not that it needs big names if the performances are amazing, but this all smells like made for TV all over again.
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11:58AM on 06/30/2016
I love the Netflix idea. They could easily stretch this story into at least 8-10 episodes! Really does seem odd that hasn't happened. Far as losing interest over a two year break, I think people will see the first and then forget about it until it comes out again. Find renewed interest and hit the theater when it comes out. Agree though it's not ideal.

I love the Netflix idea. They could easily stretch this story into at least 8-10 episodes! Really does seem odd that hasn't happened. Far as losing interest over a two year break, I think people will see the first and then forget about it until it comes out again. Find renewed interest and hit the theater when it comes out. Agree though it's not ideal.

9:39AM on 06/30/2016

will flop miserabily...

1. movie format vs tv format. Impossible in 2 hours to do justice to the novel
2. Tim Curry's performance is unmatchable
3. 2000's remakes of classic horror movies are OFTEN shit
4. CGI will never be as good as practical effects in horror movies
5. 2010's ambiance (cellphones etc) will ruin the whole movie... Will Pennywise show up in any Facebook page of the kids ?
1. movie format vs tv format. Impossible in 2 hours to do justice to the novel
2. Tim Curry's performance is unmatchable
3. 2000's remakes of classic horror movies are OFTEN shit
4. CGI will never be as good as practical effects in horror movies
5. 2010's ambiance (cellphones etc) will ruin the whole movie... Will Pennywise show up in any Facebook page of the kids ?
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10:08AM on 06/30/2016
1. It's 2 2-hour movies
2. Curry was over the top and not at all the creepy Pennywise from the book
3. I'd consider the 1990 version a crappy, cheap tv mini-series, not a classic Horror movie
4. They're mostly using practical effects
5. No, movie takes place in 1989
1. It's 2 2-hour movies
2. Curry was over the top and not at all the creepy Pennywise from the book
3. I'd consider the 1990 version a crappy, cheap tv mini-series, not a classic Horror movie
4. They're mostly using practical effects
5. No, movie takes place in 1989
12:00PM on 06/30/2016
I personally loved Curry in the mini series but he doesn't really play the character as scary as the book. A different take could be fun. We can love them both!
I personally loved Curry in the mini series but he doesn't really play the character as scary as the book. A different take could be fun. We can love them both!
9:18AM on 06/30/2016

No confidence in this whatsoever

It's insane to think WB didn't give Cary complete creative freedom for this project when they let Snyder nearly destroy their attempt at replicating Marvel's cinematic universe. I didn't like Mama, and given who they've cast as Pennywise, I'm not confident this will be any good. Damn, I really wish Cary was still involved! But then again, Matt Reeves would have been a great alternative.
It's insane to think WB didn't give Cary complete creative freedom for this project when they let Snyder nearly destroy their attempt at replicating Marvel's cinematic universe. I didn't like Mama, and given who they've cast as Pennywise, I'm not confident this will be any good. Damn, I really wish Cary was still involved! But then again, Matt Reeves would have been a great alternative.
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10:01AM on 06/30/2016
Cary insisted on the film being NC-17 so he could include the sexual aspects of the book. It would have been box office suicide to let him do that. They're still using his script minus the NC-17 stuff, though. Didn't like Mama either, but stylistically it looked good, and they have the Korean cinematographer of Oldboy etc on board. So I'm still optimistic.
Cary insisted on the film being NC-17 so he could include the sexual aspects of the book. It would have been box office suicide to let him do that. They're still using his script minus the NC-17 stuff, though. Didn't like Mama either, but stylistically it looked good, and they have the Korean cinematographer of Oldboy etc on board. So I'm still optimistic.
2:36PM on 07/04/2016
I want to be more optimistic with this, which may prove naive considering Cary left the project, but I still have a tiny bit of hope that this project could go either way. Mama wasn't good, but I will give this director another shot, even if this is a big gamble since he could technically screw up 2 films instead of just one, hehe.
I want to be more optimistic with this, which may prove naive considering Cary left the project, but I still have a tiny bit of hope that this project could go either way. Mama wasn't good, but I will give this director another shot, even if this is a big gamble since he could technically screw up 2 films instead of just one, hehe.
9:03AM on 06/30/2016
Oh My God, those ballons! The horror!
Oh My God, those ballons! The horror!
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