The next remake: Stephen King's IT

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  1. DVD-fanatic-9

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    So, you think this is going to become a kind of franchise?

    This first movie itself might end on a cliffhanger?
     
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    No, they're just splitting the story into two films, similar to the TV movie.
     
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    That's not entirely correct. While reports from the director a year ago stated that two films would be shot, the producer implied that the existence of the second movie will depend on the success of the first. The production only covered one film--as opposed to a back-to-back or continuous production--and since no adult actors have been cast for the Loser's Club (or ANY of the main or secondary characters), I would guess that It is a standalone film.
     
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    Considering it's an adaptation, that makes little sense to me. I also never said they were filming back to back, just that the plan had always been to split it into two films. I've not heard anyone report that part changing, just the director dropping out and a few script changes (the previous director apparently wanted to add things like the child sex orgy which they obviously didn't want to go near).

    God I hope they don't negate the adult part.
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    A continuous shoot would have made sense for New Line as a cost-saving move. I see the decision to shoot one film as an indication that the second is still up in the air. All the info that talks about a second film is from 2016 or earlier, with zero updates since then. So, my assumption is that the second will go into production if the first does well. Or, if the buzz is through the roof. However, this is New Line and the initial budget was 30-35 million, so beans are being scrupulously counted here.

    I can live with a single, well-done movie that is only focuses to the younger Loser's Club. However, I would really appreciate something that washes the bad taste of the second half of the miniseries out of my mouth, so I am hoping for a crackerjack second movie.
     
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    I think they should wait 30 years for the follow up and use all of the same kid actors, but shoot all of the Pennywise parts now for immortal continuity.
     
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    You think this world will still be standing in 30 years (especially the way it's being run now)?

    It's worth asking.
     
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    It doesn't much matter to me (in regards to the story) because the second part blows.
     
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    In the book, the 'Losers as adults' section is merely weaker than the previous part. In the miniseries, it's a disaster.
     
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    I really enjoy the second part. I especially love when Ben finds out Beverly loves him. It always gets me teary as it's just a really sweet moment.
    I think it's also just really interesting to see them come back together as adults and still be so frightened. It really amplifies how serious a threat Pennywise is.
    Their reliving of old memories is also great imo. A lot are obviously bad (memories) but others are sweet and brings back this nostalgia of being a kid that makes it very relatable.
    Lastly the end when Bill tries to bring back his wife by riding his old bike as fast as he can always brings a tear to my eye too. Just a really sweet moment that again adds to why I like the second part so much.
     
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    Whenever I rewatch the miniseries today, I tend to find the children's section a tad bit more flawed. Though, definitely scarier.

    Yes, I know what everyone says. I just don't see it.
     
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    I think a lot of people really get hung up on the Alien Spider reveal which doesn't look good. It doesn't spoil most the great character stuff for me and I find myself really enjoying the second film.
     
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    People were complaining about that reveal even before the TV movie came out. I remember a girl on my school bus griping that It was just a stupid spider.
     
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    It's lame, yes, but for a TV movie and the size of the thing I think they did a good enough job. It's not the best part of part 2 for sure but it doesn't ruin the other aspects that I really like from that part.
     
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    The book was the only thing out before the TV movie. So... you mean, the book?
     
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    Ha ha:

     
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    I realized this weekend that I haven't seen the miniseries in over 20 years...possibly not since the original airing! The second half, if not the series as a whole, is due for a reevaluation. I saw a used copy at my local Rasputin's and will have to pick it up this week.
     
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    I haven't watched IT in it's entirety in probably 20 years as well. I still own the VHS which consists of two tapes (remember those? Used to annoy the dick out of me, having to slice small slits on each end to fit in my VHS tower.......IT, The Langoliers, and Heat are ones that come to mind)
     

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