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‘It’ Producer Confirms R-Rating and Sequel For New Stephen King Adaptation

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by Britt Hayes February 9, 2017 @ 2:43 PM
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If you’ve read Stephen King’s It, then the idea of a film adaptation that isn’t rated R sounds preposterous — and yet, it happened before with the 1990 television miniseries (which does not hold up, by the way). For those concerned that the new adaptation from director Andres Muschietti might forgo the R rating in favor of courting a wider audience, the producer of the upcoming film has laid those worries to rest while also confirming that Warner Bros. has every intention of making a sequel.

Pennywise Floats Awkwardly Inside a Sewer Pipe in a New ‘It’ Remake Image

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by Emma Stefansky December 27, 2016 @ 8:20 PM
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’Tis the season for images of movies that none of us will be able to see until months from now! The latest was a kind of Christmas present from the folks over at the remake of Stephen King’s It, but unfortunately it’s more awkward than scary. The image shows Pennywise — who else? — lurking inside a larger-than-life sewer pipe, seemingly floating somehow above the ground.

‘It’ Producer Compares Stephen King Adaptation to ‘Stranger Things,’ Time Collapses in On Itself

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by Britt Hayes August 12, 2016 @ 3:08 PM
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Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers recently revealed that they once offered to direct the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, but Warner Bros. politely declined. Instead, they went off and made a Stephen King story of their own with their hit Netflix series. Perhaps returning the shout-out favor, one of the producers behind It is comparing the upcoming film to Stranger Things, thus creating a nostalgia paradox that will inevitably cause the internet to implode.

‘It’ Reveals First Look at Pennywise the Clown, Still Terrifying as Ever

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by Britt Hayes July 13, 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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Clowns are scary enough to most people, but Stephen King took that terror to a new level with It, his coming-of-age horror novel about a group of friends plagued by an evil entity that takes the form of a fearsome clown. It’s impossible to top Tim Curry’s portrayal of Pennywise in the TV miniseries adaptation King’s story, but director Andy Muschietti appears to have done a fair job of delivering something almost as scary in his new film adaptation of It.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Remake Finds Its Pennywise as Casting Begins

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by Britt Hayes June 2, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
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While we continue to mourn Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of It that might have been, the remake of Stephen King’s classic horror story is still chugging right along with Mama director Andy Muschietti at the helm. Casting has begun for the long-developing project, which has officially locked down the role of Pennywise the terrifying clown, along with at least one of the young kids he’ll be tormenting.

Warner Bros. Sets 2017 Release Dates for Stephen King’s ‘It’ and ‘CHiPs’

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by Britt Hayes April 22, 2016 @ 6:53 PM
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Warner Bros. has announced release dates for two of their upcoming adaptations / reboots, adding both films — along with an untitled mystery project — to their 2017 slate. First up is CHiPs, Dax Shepard’s new action-comedy based on the classic ’80s TV series, starring Shepard and Michael Peña in the leading roles. Next is It, the long-developing and slightly-delayed adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved horror novel, which became the subject of some minor controversy following director Cary Fukunaga’s departure.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Will Still Be Two R-Rated Movies, ‘Hopefully’ Filming Later This Year

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by Britt Hayes February 20, 2016 @ 1:27 PM
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While Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sprawling horror epic It has now joined the list of great films that might have been, New Line hasn’t entirely ditched the plans set out by the former True Detective director. The studio is still planning on adapting the novel into two films, with the first focusing on the characters as children and the second following them as adults. And though we still mourn what Fukunaga’s version could have been, take solace in knowing that New Line is at least targeting an R rating.

Cary Fukunaga Explains Why He Left Stephen King’s ‘It’

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by Britt Hayes September 2, 2015 @ 7:52 PM
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Ever since Cary Fukunaga parted ways with New Line on the new adaptation of Stephen King’s traumatic classic It, rumors have swirled about what caused the departure. Some reports suggested that the director clashed with the studio over the budget, while others — fueled by rumors about Fukunaga’s problems with Nic Pizzolatto on True Detective — speculated that the director was simply too difficult to work with. In a new interview, Fukunaga sets the record straight.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Replaces Cary Fukunaga With ‘Mama’ Director Andres Muschietti

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by Britt Hayes July 16, 2015 @ 5:20 PM
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This is either good or sort of disappointing news, depending on how much you like the 2013 horror film Mama. Director Andres Muschietti has come aboard New Line Cinema’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It, replacing previous director Cary Fukunaga and likely replacing much of his script, as well.