It (Andrés Muschietti, 2017/2019)

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Re: Stephen King on Film

#26 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 05, 2015 4:08 pm

Relevant response from the AV Club comments (not worth reading unless you want to read a hundred internet smartasses make variations on the same unfunny joke regarding the book's most contentious scene)
Yes, I could have Mark Rylance or Ben Mendelsohn, but I choose Will Poulter, said the person who went to a Michelin-starred restaurant and ordered Spam.

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Re: Stephen King on Film

#27 Post by swo17 » Tue May 05, 2015 4:30 pm

Yeah, I'm all for casting nobodies over big names, but even I have a Ben Mendelsohn opt-out clause to that opinion.

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Re: Stephen King on Film

#28 Post by bainbridgezu » Tue May 05, 2015 11:37 pm

Between this and the Joker, it's a rough time for scary clowns. At least that's now being downplayed as a focus group exercise.

I guess it's up to Josh Boone to deliver a casting announcement for The Stand that isn't thuddingly wrong-headed.

No, Georgie, not all Stephen King adaptations do float. Some sink like stone turds. Not that we needed another of those.

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It (Andres Muschetti, 2017)

#29 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Mon May 25, 2015 5:58 pm

Cary Fukunaga Exits It Due to Budget Constraints

My interest has officially died

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Re: Stephen King on Film

#30 Post by bainbridgezu » Mon May 25, 2015 6:45 pm

Is he taking Will Poulter with him?

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Re: Stephen King on Film

#31 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 25, 2015 7:38 pm

No doubt about it, New Line undercut all of his creative options 'til there was no reason to stick around. In a perfect world it'd just die already and let someone who cares about this project handle it later


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Re: Stephen King on Film

#33 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:31 am

With explicit instructions not to hire an young unknown actor who might very well be perfectly talented and a good fit for the role or everyone will throw a fit on the internet


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Re: Stephen King on Film

#35 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:12 am

I didn't think this was still happening but it is: first look at Stellan Skarsgard's other son as Pennywise in It. The kid who plays Mike on Stranger Things is Richie (beep beep)

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#36 Post by Dylan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:20 am

Some recent set photos from the upcoming IT adaptation reveal (via the marquee of the movie theater) that the childhood section takes place in 1989 (where the kids apparently see Batman and/or Lethal Weapon 2... that's quite a difference from them seeing I Was a Teenage Werewolf). Also, this adaptation retains the Paul Bunyan statue.

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#37 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:18 am

Set picture of the House on Neibolt Street-- it looks like a Disneyland Halloween haunted house. What a never-ending bad joke this adaptation is turning out to be

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#38 Post by CSM126 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:12 pm

How hard could it possibly be to find an old run-down house? Jesus, that's barely worthy of Knotts Scary Farm, let alone Disney.

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#39 Post by The Narrator Returns » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:35 pm

This is shot by Park Chan-wook's regular cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung, so at the very least (about all we can expect from this at this point) it'll probably look nice.

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#40 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:44 pm

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I thought they were remaking It, not Killer Klowns From Outer Space

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#41 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:46 pm

Guy has a side job at a production of Cats, so this is just more convenient

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#42 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:36 pm

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#43 Post by Brian C » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:13 pm

Something about that poster makes it feel extraordinarily misguided, and I can't quite put my finger on it. (I'm not being sarcastic)


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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#45 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:26 pm

There were whole seconds in that trailer that were promising, unfortunately they were surrounded by everything else. Sped up frame rate, really? Are we sure this isn't set in a Marilyn Manson video circa mid 90s?

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#46 Post by The Narrator Returns » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:32 pm

I online-know someone who read Cary Fukunaga's draft of this, and apparently the trailer looks almost exactly like it. So make of that what you will.

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#47 Post by big ticket » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:50 pm

The trailer may reflect the content of Fukunaga's script, but it certainly doesn't look like something he would have shot.

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#48 Post by John Shade » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:46 am

This trailer kind of has the tone of the recent Insidious type movies. I wonder if the movie will kind of play off the recent success of "Stranger Things" or try to avoid that since those writers might have been involved in this at some point or something. The paper boat gliding down the street and the kid looking through the sewer is about the same as from the miniseries, just without the almost deep down sadistic humor of the way Tim Curry would say "Hi!", or later "beep beep". I also like when Tim Curry's clown shows up at the library and just says "A little young for ya" or something as the guy stares at the librarian.

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Re: It (Andres Muschietti, 2017)

#49 Post by beamish13 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:06 pm

domino harvey wrote:There were whole seconds in that trailer that were promising, unfortunately they were surrounded by everything else. Sped up frame rate, really? Are we sure this isn't set in a Marilyn Manson video circa mid 90s?
Directors are still trying to catch up with what Adrian Lyne did in 1990.


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