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It producer assures R-rating; says second half of the book will be a sequel

02.10.2017

A lot of you guys are excited for, or at least curious about, the IT remake—which is totally cool. The book was huge, the television movie with Tim Curry has its followers, and given stories in the news clearly more people have fantasies about acting like killer clowns in the woods than I thought. But overall you guys want it to be a faithful adaptation, and in that respect the producer of the movie assures you they have your back.

Dan Lin spoke with Collider recently during press for LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, and he talked about how a killer clown chasing around a bunch of school children should, and must, get a particular rating from a certain ratings board that rates movies:

It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a ‘Rated-R movie’, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie.

Fans can sleep easier now (or worse, depending on how you feel about R-rated killer clowns) knowing the movie won’t succumb to the depths of the PG-13 teen slasher fare that infants could handle, and that it will embrace the spirit of the book fully. That being said even though we will get the full story of the kids being chased by the clown, this doesn’t mean we will get the full story. Twist!

Lin went on to confirm that the second half of the book, which follows the kids into adulthood, will act as a sequel to the movie if this one does well. This seems like a logical move given the size of the book (and the split-it-up nature of Hollywood movies now), but it could dampen the spirits of anyone hoping the movie would be the complete story.

I can’t say this shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to people. The movie comes out in September and filming has already wrapped, and we haven’t heard any casting news around the adult versions of the kids. From the looks of it they want to see how this movie does, and if it does well they will tell the other side of the tale. My only hope is this movie works without having to end on a cliffhanger, just in case it ends up being the only movie we get. But that’s another issue for another day. For now let’s hooray over the R-rating business! It can’t be a killer clown without some proper gore. Without it he’s just a seriously-injuring clown.

IT arrives out of the plumbing September 8 starring Bill Skarsgard and directed by Andres Muchietti.

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Source: Collider

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4:24PM on 02/10/2017
I'm a bit surprised. I figured they would've shot parts 1 and 2 back-to-back. They shouldn't wait too long to do part 2, since that will probably require flashback scenes involving the kids. I'm glad they're going with the R-rating. I'm cautiously optimistic. IT is one of my favorite books. I wasn't a huge fan of Mama, but I'm hoping this film will be an improvement for the director.
I'm a bit surprised. I figured they would've shot parts 1 and 2 back-to-back. They shouldn't wait too long to do part 2, since that will probably require flashback scenes involving the kids. I'm glad they're going with the R-rating. I'm cautiously optimistic. IT is one of my favorite books. I wasn't a huge fan of Mama, but I'm hoping this film will be an improvement for the director.
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2:22PM on 02/10/2017
Exceptionally psyched for this film. While the talent involved leaves a little to be desired (due respect to Muscietti), the source material is great enough to where I feel they almost can't screw it up. And I loved Tim Curry's take on Pennywise, but that miniseries was borderline awful. I think this remake (should we call it that?) is totally justified. Here's to hoping a trailer comes soon. What say you, Schmoes?
Exceptionally psyched for this film. While the talent involved leaves a little to be desired (due respect to Muscietti), the source material is great enough to where I feel they almost can't screw it up. And I loved Tim Curry's take on Pennywise, but that miniseries was borderline awful. I think this remake (should we call it that?) is totally justified. Here's to hoping a trailer comes soon. What say you, Schmoes?
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3:06PM on 02/10/2017
Talent involved includes Chung-Hoon Chung as the DOP, though. Muschietti does fine as a director. Mama had great atmosphere, just a sloppy script. This time the script was developed by Cary Fukunaga, so should be better. Rumour has it Muschietti 's only desired changes were adding some stuff from the book back into it, like the leper and Bill's stuttering.
Talent involved includes Chung-Hoon Chung as the DOP, though. Muschietti does fine as a director. Mama had great atmosphere, just a sloppy script. This time the script was developed by Cary Fukunaga, so should be better. Rumour has it Muschietti 's only desired changes were adding some stuff from the book back into it, like the leper and Bill's stuttering.
10:51AM on 02/10/2017
I would've been disappointed if it hadn't been R-rated. I love the Tim Curry version and am very much looking to this version.

That said, I am slightly concerned about the "we'll show that in a sequel" approach. I was hoping they'd go for the full story. If it's good then I'm happy to sit there for 3hrs.

I'm not a fan of splitting a story in two and hoping that the first one does well. Look how that's turning out for the Divergent series! If they were filing the sequel back to back
I would've been disappointed if it hadn't been R-rated. I love the Tim Curry version and am very much looking to this version.

That said, I am slightly concerned about the "we'll show that in a sequel" approach. I was hoping they'd go for the full story. If it's good then I'm happy to sit there for 3hrs.

I'm not a fan of splitting a story in two and hoping that the first one does well. Look how that's turning out for the Divergent series! If they were filing the sequel back to back with the first, and regardless of the box office we were getting it, okay. But it's going to seriously bug me if we only get part one.

On the flip side, I find it equally frustrating when when studios announce back to back sequels... Like James Cameron's Avatar franchise... when I feel they should just concentrate on making one great sequel, and seeing if audiences WANT more!

So, really, I'm back to my original wish they were making one complete adaption of It.

I'm looking forward this film regardless though.
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10:53AM on 02/10/2017
Apologies for the typos. I was walking and typing.
Apologies for the typos. I was walking and typing.
12:03PM on 02/10/2017
It is strange that they aren't committing to the second half of the story until the BO results are in for the first film. I hate that there's a chance we'll only see half the movie
It is strange that they aren't committing to the second half of the story until the BO results are in for the first film. I hate that there's a chance we'll only see half the movie
8:49AM on 02/10/2017

The fact the studio passed on Cary Fukunaga still concerns me

If they indeed are making this rated -R, what dark shit did Cary come up with in his script that he and the studio went their separate ways because of creative differences?
If they indeed are making this rated -R, what dark shit did Cary come up with in his script that he and the studio went their separate ways because of creative differences?
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3:01PM on 02/10/2017
They're still largely using the Fukunaga/Palmer script. He wanted to include several sexual NC-17 scenes involving kids that made parents pull their children from auditioning. Henry Bowers (who he renamed Travis,for no reason he changed several of the main characters' names) ejaculating on a birthday cake. Henry screwing one of the Hanlons' sheep. Al Marsh kissing Bev's bare stomach while groping her panties.
They're still largely using the Fukunaga/Palmer script. He wanted to include several sexual NC-17 scenes involving kids that made parents pull their children from auditioning. Henry Bowers (who he renamed Travis,for no reason he changed several of the main characters' names) ejaculating on a birthday cake. Henry screwing one of the Hanlons' sheep. Al Marsh kissing Bev's bare stomach while groping her panties.
4:38PM on 02/10/2017
Yeah, there are a few sexually explicit scenes in the book that no adaptation should touch with a ten-foot pole. If Fukunaga was insisting on including some of them, I could see why the studio would balk at it. That said, I was under the impression that Fukunaga parted ways because his version was straying too far from the source material (sort of like Kubrick's The Shining compared to the book). As much as I love Fukunaga's work on True Detective, and would've been curious to see what he
Yeah, there are a few sexually explicit scenes in the book that no adaptation should touch with a ten-foot pole. If Fukunaga was insisting on including some of them, I could see why the studio would balk at it. That said, I was under the impression that Fukunaga parted ways because his version was straying too far from the source material (sort of like Kubrick's The Shining compared to the book). As much as I love Fukunaga's work on True Detective, and would've been curious to see what he had in mind, it's probably better that we get an adaptation that's (mostly) faithful to the source material.
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8:01AM on 02/10/2017

Still Optimistic

I'm still hopeful about this one. Don't think we'll ever get over Cary Fukunaga leaving the movie, but unless the trailer is awful I'm willing to give this a chance. The kid portion of the book remains one of King's best stories. Fingers crossed!
I'm still hopeful about this one. Don't think we'll ever get over Cary Fukunaga leaving the movie, but unless the trailer is awful I'm willing to give this a chance. The kid portion of the book remains one of King's best stories. Fingers crossed!
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