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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:59 am Reply with quote
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New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures' new film adaptation of Stephen King's iconic monster novel has received an official R-rating by the MPAA – just as expected as director Andres Muschetti and producers have mentioned several times in the past that they were shooting for an R.

The rating has been handed out for "violence/horror, bloody images, and for language." The book famously includes plenty of dark material cut from or toned down in the previous TV adaptation, that shouldn't be the case here bar the infamous teen gang bang scene which won't be included.

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Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:53 am Reply with quote
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On the NEWS page are some cool concept art and photos from the upcoming film.

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:20 am Reply with quote
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Stephen King's iconic work is such a dense and sprawling novel that doing it in a single film is near impossible. Warner Bros. Pictures realized this when planning the upcoming film adaptation, and so decided to split it into two.

The story is set in a small town in Maine, where seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a child-eating, sewer-dwelling monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). Much like the mini-series adaptation, the film was going to have the kids as the focus of the first film and the adult versions of those characters the focus of the second. However, talk of the second film seemingly dried up once production began last year.

Finally, a month-and-a-half out from the release of the first film, director Andres Muschietti has gone on the record about the second film and offers an update on plans for it. He tells Variety today: "We are doing that [two films]. We'll probably have a script for the second part in January. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids."

By that schedule filming would begin mid-2018. The first IT began filming June 2016 which would suggest the second film could be released on the same weekend as the first film but in 2019.

Muschietti also addressed the only major concern that has been raised by the very well-received first trailer – that is the film's handling of Pennywise. Judging by the footage so far he's only been seen as a mute and creepy presence, but the helmer says you'll also see the cute side to the character: "I wanted to stay true to the essence of the character. I knew that I didn't want to go the road of Tim Curry [who played Pennywise in the TV miniseries]. Bill Skarsgard caught my attention. The character has a childish and sweet demeanour, but there's something very off about him. Bill has that balance in him. He can be sweet and cute, but he can be pretty disturbing."

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor also star in the first film which opens September 8th.

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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:15 am Reply with quote
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Full trailer!
https://youtu.be/xKJmEC5ieOk

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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:05 am Reply with quote
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The British Board of Film Classification has announced that Andy Muschietti's IT, the upcoming first of a two-film adaptation of the iconic Stephen King novel, has a runtime of 135 minutes. The previous mini-series adaptation in 1990 ran 192 minutes, but the new IT film is essentially only half the book with a second film due to shoot early next year. That film will deal with the other half in which the kids have become adults (though there are expected to be flashback scenes with the same kids).

Barring the unexpected, the second film will have to clock in at no less than 85 minutes and more likely closer to the two-hour mark which would mean the pair together would run longer than the original mini-series by up to an hour. Clocking in at 1,140 pages, the book is one of King's larger works and so any adaptation needs a serious runtime to cover it.

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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:36 am Reply with quote
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Here's an International trailer, featuring new scenes!
https://youtu.be/OSeEWYngOQk

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After seeing this clip of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise I am even more excited for this film. His performance is terrifying. It's so nuanced and creep, the way he goes from child-like to predator is superb. https://vimeo.com/229297732 Bukkake
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:23 am Reply with quote
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Arbrick wrote:
After seeing this clip of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise I am even more excited for this film. His performance is terrifying. It's so nuanced and creep, the way he goes from child-like to predator is superb. https://vimeo.com/229297732 Bukkake


Can't wait to see this one!

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Here's an International trailer, featuring new scenes!
https://youtu.be/OSeEWYngOQk

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Asked if the second part will have a higher budget, director Andres Muschietti not unsurprisingly responded: "Well, clearly I hope so". Muschietti has previously said that while the second half will focus on the adult versions of the characters in the present day, there will be scenes involving the kids as well as dialogue between the two timelines. There is also expected to be flashbacks throughout Derry's history, revealing numerous times IT's influence is seen in the community, and a visit to another dimension to face IT in its true form.

Muschietti's first film offers a more grounded conclusion, but he tells Yahoo Movies there's several reasons for this, and the second film will tackle the costly, FX-heavy and more otherworldly fight against the shapeshifting antagonist: "I really wanted to focus on the emotional journey of the group of kids. Getting in to that other dimension – the other side – was something that we could introduce in the second part.

In the book the perspective of the writing… is always with the Losers, so everything they know about Pennywise is very speculative and shrouded in obscurity, so I wanted to respect that mystery feeling of not knowing what's on the other side. I also wanted to leave something for the second half, so I didn't want to get in trouble with that – going into the macroverse or that transdimensional stuff – and keep it grounded, from the point of view of the kids.

There's another movie to expand into that. Also, there's a physical truth that it's a movie that has a budget. And I didn't want to get into a depiction of a realm that f—s up our budget, the creation of a world that will basically suck up half of our budget, and would have to sacrifice a lot of things. So basically it's a balancing act, but it's also intricately connected with the content, which is staying true to the emotional aspect of the book."

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As readers of the original novel know, most of the Losers' Club all move away from Derry, Maine with one notable exception: Mike Hanlon, who stays in the town as a gatekeeper for Derry and to bring the group back together 27 years later. Director Andy Muschietti says his version of the character will be a departure from the text, saying:

"I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he's a wreck…He's not just the collector of knowledge of what Pennywise has been doing in Derry. He will bear the role of trying to figure out how to defeat him. The only way he can do that is to take drugs and alter his mind."

It remains to be seen who will be cast as the adult versions of the characters in the sequel, with the outlet reporting that unknown actors could fill the shoes for the film.

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Stephen King's IT is the grossing R-rated horror film: The film adaptation of half of Stephen King's iconic novel IT has pushed past THE EXORCIST to become the highest-grossing R-rated horror film domestically after just two weeks in release. IT has earned $236.3 million stateside, passing the $232.9 million haul of THE EXORCIST including that film's two re-releases combined into the original's gross. These figures aren't adjusted for inflation though.

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New Line Cinema has given the release date of the horror sequel, which will make its debut on September 6, 2019 and will be shown in IMAX.

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Stephen King's IT Chapter Two: The film adaptation of the first half of Stephen King's IT looked to be a hit before it's release, but then it turned into one of the biggest movies of the year and certainly the biggest film of its genre with a $631 million worldwide gross at the box-office. As a result, IT Chapter Two quickly moved forward as the project has become a top priority for New Line. Adapting the second half of the book, the new film will deal with the adult versions of the characters but have flashbacks involving the kids again.

Whichever time period they choose, Pennywise the Clown won't change with actor Bill Skarsgard reprising his role for the second volume. Speaking with IGN recently, Skarsgard says expect the sequel to shake things up a bit: "The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids' story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different.

I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from? And, you know, it's hardly answered in the novel, either. I mean, it's very abstract.

And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of surrealistic sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you've read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There's opportunities, I think, and I'm excited for it."

Skarsgard also participated in a Reddit AMA the other week and revealed one scene too disturbing to include – one set in the 17th century in which he in pre-Pennywise garb forces a mother to listen as he eats her newborn baby. IT Chapter Two is set for release September 6th 2019.

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