The next remake: Stephen King's IT

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  1. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    By setting the new adaptation in/around 1989 the second part with the kids grown up would take place during current times so if they were to go your route they should have set this one coming out with the kids in current times instead.
     
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    Comparison between the two IT trailers. EDIT : Fan trailer(1990)




    That beginning part is almost shot for shot. Only difference was that the kid in first film was smart enough to duck.:p
     
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    I love the second half both in book and mini-series.
     
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    I might be wrong, but I don't believe the original IT had a trailer. Why would it? It was a TV movie. I assume the supposed 1990 trailer is a fan edit.
     
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    Yeah, it only had a trailer for the video release:
     
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    It most likely had tv spots advertising its premiere as well.
     
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    That's pretty awesome but it's definitely a fan made trailer made to look as similar as possible to the new trailer. They did a great job.
     
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    I actually like that fan one better. They show way too much Pennywise in this video release trailer and it doesn't seem as polished.
     
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    Yes, absolutely. The 1990 "trailer" was fan made. I just like how they did the boy following the paper boat almost shot for shot. That's why I posted it. Plus it imo, showed how good the TV movie looked from 27 years ago. Like we really needed a remake? And it specially showed how kids were "smarter" years ago too. LOL
     
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    Lol, well like I mentioned before, kids often don't look where they're going :p Plus it looks like his rain coat is pretty far over his face obscuring his vision. It is funny to see Georgy take himself out but I like that that sort of thing is true to life.
    Posted a page back :)
     
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    And, then I deleted my post.

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    New trailer with a brief scene.


    I'm liking the chemistry between the characters here. Looks really promising. Also that one kids voice reminds me of the kid from Jurassic Park which is neat haha.
     
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    Lookin' good!
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    IT will be rated R.

     
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    I am currently reading through IT for the second time (after first reading it more than 20 years ago). It's a bit of a King revival for me, as I was a Stephen King fanatic when I was a kid in middle school/high school (thanks mostly to my older brother) and pretty much read everything he had written to that point.

    I watched The Shining for the first time a couple years back (yeah, I know), and have slowly started exploring the King adaptations. I loved The Shining, and just last week I finally watched the original Salem's Lot (imo started out a bit lame but just got better and better and better, and I watched the whole thing through without a break). Next up is the IT miniseries, which I just ordered on Bluray earlier today, as I never saw it (in full) back in the day.

    I gotta say, except for Pennywise, the latest trailer for the movie looks fantastic. I hope Pennywise won't just be totally creepy and evil. The reason why the character works in the book and what I have seen on the miniseries, is that it knows how to win the trust of its victims. I mean, King even makes it a point in the book to describe how it appears to look like Bozo (but then it parentheses he says something like, to someone 20 years later, he might say Ronald McDonald). IT is not trying to look creepy; that simply makes no sense. Of course, they might just be choosing the creepier parts for the trailer.

    It will be interesting to see how this turns out. IT is not the kind of novel that can easily be adapted to film imo. As annoyed as I get now with how overly descriptive King is, or with the sort of forced characterization he injects into the opening chapters, all that somehow comes together to keep you turning pages. With a movie, when you are just sitting there with nothing to do but stare at the screen, it could get annoying.
     
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    New trailer:
     
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    That was awesome. Pennywise looks pretty terrifying in this. Fingers crossed this does well enough to warrant the second part being made.
     
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    Looking even better with that new trailer.
    I actually like that they are splitting up the kid and adult parts of the story into two movies (assuming the first one does well). I'm just about halfway through my reread of the novel, and while the chapters that take place in the 1950s are great, the 1980s stuff falls flat for me. I'd actually be fine with IT just being about a bunch of kids confronting a monster back in the 1950s, though I know that would leave only half the story.
     
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    Looks glorious.
     
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    I wonder if the general public knows this is going to be 2 parts. BTW, the first film is supposed to be 135 min long. Sorta rare for a horror movie. If they just went 180min they could of possibly squeezed everything (young/adult) into one movie. The original TV series was 193 min in total(without commercials) Its' a long time to sit in the theater but I know that Suspria remake is gonna be 170min.
     
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