Cary Fukunaga Talks IT

Posted: September 22, 2021, 19:21
Cary Fukunaga talks about what he wanted to do with IT.

"I was on that for four or five years with Warners and then it got moved to New Line, right before we were about to go into production. I think New Line's view of what they wanted and my view of what I wanted were very different. I wanted to do a drama with horror elements, more like 'The Shining.' I think they wanted to do something more [pure horror] like 'Annabelle' [from the 'Conjuring' films]. That was essentially the disconnect."

Read more at Slash Film.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

Supercut Of IT With A Running Time Of 6,5 Hours

Posted: September 10, 2019, 15:13
Director Andy Muschietti has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that talks are underway with Warner Bros for an even longer version of IT. The plan is for a supercut that brings both films into one, adding in deleted material, and filming fresh scenes for it as well. Muschietti estimates his supercut will be around six and a half hours.

“People can choose how to see it, all in one or, you know, making little pauses”, Muschietti mused. “Or bingeing! Maybe it’s divided in episodes. People now, they binge a series for 10 hours of viewing, so it wouldn’t surprise me”.

What’s your thoughts on a supercut of IT?

King Talks IT

Posted: September 10, 2019, 14:13
Have you seen IT: Chapter 2? If not, see it first and then come back to read this.

“When Bill Denbrough walked into the thrift shop, he had a flashback of him and Beverly browsing the same place 27 years ago,” Muschietti said. “It was a little romantic moment there, and then they were approached by the shopkeeper as a younger version.”

There would have been no digital de-aging for King, however. Instead, the younger shopkeeper who ruins their tender moment would have been played by King’s son, author Joe Hill.

“Andy’s original idea was so genius,” King said. “He wanted to use Joe as that guy in a flashback with the kid, and it would’ve worked because Joe and I look a lot alike.”

Alas, the idea was never shot. “We started with a script that was 160 pages, and that was the short version,” Muschietti said. “Unfortunately, we had to shave it off. It was impossible.”

Source: Vanity Fair

How About A Superversion Of IT?

Posted: August 22, 2019, 12:52
In an interview with SFX Magazine Andy Muschietti said he’s open to not only combining the two IT movies to one long he also says there might be different versions of the movies.

“The possibilities are open. There’s a version where the two movies are cut together. There’s a version where there’s a special director’s cut of number one and a special director’s cut of number two. And I’m happy to basically work on every one of them,”

The running time of IT: Chapter 2 is 165 minutes (the directors cut would probably exceed the 3 hour mark) but Muschietti reveals that the first cut of IT: Chapter 2 was around 4 hours.

So, if there ever is a super version (it’s not confirmed that this will actually happen) of the movies there is no telling how long they would be…

Source: Dread Central


Posted: July 16, 2019, 16:53
IKEA in Edinburgh seems to like IT. Here are two of their set-ups.

Keep up the good work and to everyone else out there...follow IKEA and creat your own King set-ups!

IT At Comic-Con

Posted: July 10, 2019, 10:54
At this years Comic-Con there will be new footage from IT Chapter Two as well as a Q&A with the cast and crew.

If you're 18 or older and you have a "valid preview night, 4 Day or any single day badge," you can register to attend the event by submitting your RSVP here.

Clip From IT: Chapter 2

Posted: April 3, 2019, 14:52
/Film has seen a clip from IT: Chapter 2 at CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas and here is what they said about it.

It: Chapter 2: The It Chapter 2 footage shown at CinemaCon wasn’t a trailer, but rather a scene that gave way to a quick sizzle reel. The scene in question is lifted directly from Stephen King’s book. The adult Bev Marsh (Jessica Chastain) returns to her childhood home in Derry, looking for her father. Instead, she encounters an old woman named Mrs. Kersh now living in the house. Mrs. Kersh sadly informs Bev that her father passed away, and then invites Bev into her house.

Bev obliges. Once inside, she finds the old poem on the postcard Ben sent her in the first film. And then things start to get creepy. “You know what they say about Derry,” says Mrs. Kersh. “No one who dies here never really dies.” She fixes Bev with a scary, blank stare, and sure enough, Pennywise soon rears his ugly head.

IT-Themed Versions Of Clue & Monopoly

Posted: March 1, 2019, 15:22
Who’s up for a game night? Seems like Pennywise is. USAopoly has announced their latest games.

CLUE takes the classic mystery game even further into shrouded chaos as Bill Denbrough and his friends attempt to determine Pennywise’s Plan. Travel between the The House on Neibolt Street, the Synagogue, Derry Public Library, and more to identify various items used to lure the town’s youth, while avoiding Red Balloons that will end the operation before the menacing killer’s Plan can be uncovered. CLUE: IT will be available this March.

MONOPOLY: IT makes buying, selling, and trading places in and around Derry, Maine the key to winning this uncanny twist of “the Landlord’s Game.” Using tokens of iconic items such as an Inhaler, Paper Boat, and Bicycle, players can draw Encounters and Phenomena cards as they build Suburban Houses and Apartment Buildings on locations like Pennywise’s Cistern and the Derry Sewers. MONOPOLY: IT will be available later this year.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Two New Pennywise Figures

Posted: December 19, 2018, 12:07
Once again NECA has created versions of Pennywise that takes your breath away.

The first one is called Ultimate Well House Pennywise (Release Date: Q1 2019).

From the acclaimed 2017 horror film IT, drawn from the pages of Stephen King’s original novel, NECA presents Pennywise the Dancing Clown!

Based on Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the nightmare-inducing clown, this 7” scale figure has been painstakingly detailed to be as accurate to Pennywise’s ornate costume as possible. To recreate even more of the most terrifying scenes from the movie, this version features 4 all-new head sculpts, a fencepost that can be inserted into one of the heads, a new monster right hand, new grabbing hands, and an additional new left hand.

This edition comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

The second is called Dancing Clown Pennywise (Release Date: Q2 2019).

From the acclaimed 2017 horror film IT, drawn from the pages of Stephen King’s original novel, NECA presents Pennywise: The Dancing Clown!

Based on Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the nightmare-inducing clown, this 7″ scale figure has been painstakingly detailed to be as accurate to Pennywise’s ornate costume as possible, and is presented in an Ultimate format with special packaging and LED lights inside one of the heads. This version features 4 head sculpts, 3 of which are all-new heads: “Judith” Painting Head, “Emerging Arms” Head, and Light-Up “Deadlights” Head with LED light inside the mouth. The figure also includes interchangeable articulated insect arms, interchangeable forearms, and 2 pairs of hands.

The special window box packaging has a fold down flap in homage to the Dancing Clown scene from the film. Uses button cell batteries, included.

Footage From IT Part 2

Posted: December 10, 2018, 22:20
A group of fans at CCXP in Brazil were lucky enough to see some new footage from the second IT movie and here is a report about what they saw.

"Thankfully, they did share a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel, which looked like the type of video a studio would share with promotional partners to get them excited about the sequel. In the video, we saw director Andy Muschietti talk about what he hopes to accomplish with the anticipated sequel, saying it will be serious, more intense, and have scarier moments. The video also showed some pre-production artwork, including the different departments working on the film.

"Another part of the video showed new cast members Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and others talking about what the film is about. There wasn’t much footage from the film, but we did see a shot of the cast together walking across a bridge.

"My favorite part, however, was some video from the very first table read. While we didn’t get to see the cast reading any lines, the video showed this massive table with every cast member listed getting ready to read the script."

Source: Comic Book

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

James Ransone Talks IT

Posted: September 14, 2018, 10:13
James Ransone talks to Metro about his part in IT: Chapter 2 and confirms that King has visited the set. There has been a rumor circulating that King has a cameo in the movie. That has not been confirmed though.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Ritual Of Chüd Inluded In IT Part 2

Posted: September 10, 2018, 23:16
Screenwriter Gary Dauberman has confirmed that the Ritual of Chüd will be included in the second IT movie.

“The Ritual of Chüd is challenging, but it’s such an important component to the book that we had to address it. That stuff is difficult to balance, but because (director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti and I) worked with each other before, when I’m writing pages and all that stuff it becomes more of a conversation and less like, ‘Hey, here’s what I did.’ It’s sort of organic; it’s really kind of just chipping away at the stone and trying to find the most focused, accessible way into some of more metaphysical aspects of that book.”

Source: Coming Soon

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

IT: Chapter 2 At Comic Con

Posted: July 19, 2018, 20:42
Movieweb had the following to report about IT: Chapter 2 presence at Comic Con.

IT 2 only recently started shooting, so there wasn't a completed trailer yet. But Pennywise did manage to make his way onto the big screen in front of a crowd of screaming fans. This first footage probably won't show up online unless someone bootlegs it. The scene in question introduces Bill Hader as the grown up Richie and James Ransone as the much older Eddie.

Before showing off the footage at Comic-Con, director Andy Muschietti talked a bit about his sequel, and called this a much scarier movie. Muschettie is returning to direct IT 2, which catches up with the Losers' Club as adults in 2019. Everyone is 30 years older, and still quite scared of that old dancing clown Pennywise. They survived their first encounter with the demon back in the 1980s, but they may not have the same kind of luck this time around.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Comic Con: King Related Info: UPDATE!

Posted: July 13, 2018, 17:58
Here is the info you need about Mr Mercedes, Castle Rock and IT (updagted) at Comic Con. And for those of you that go, don't forget to bring me all the cool King stuff they hand out!

Slashfilm reports that we'll get some early details about Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 (which began filming July 2. Not sure what we'll see yet though.
Wednesday, July 18 at 9:30pm PT

8:00pm – Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes: Season 2
Jack Bender (EP/director, Game of Thrones, Lost), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Holland Taylor (The L Word, Legally Blonde), Justine Lupe (Snowfall), and Breeda Wool (UnReal) give a first look at the new season of the AT&T AUDIENCE original series Mr. Mercedes. A year after his thwarted attempt to perpetrate a mass murder, Brady Hartsfield remains in a vegetative state, and retired Detective Bill Hodges has opened Finders Keepers. When unexplainable occurrences begin, Hodges has a feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.
Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 7AB

12:45pm – Hulu’s World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock
Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.
Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

More IT Casting

Posted: June 22, 2018, 01:18
Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink have been cast in IT: Chapter 2. Dolan will be playing the role of Adrian Mellon and Beinbrink will play Tom Rogan, Beverly’s abusive husband.

Adult Cast For The Losers Club: Update

Posted: June 12, 2018, 08:28
Looks like the cast for IT: Chapter 2 is starting to come together. Here is what’s been confirmed so far.

- Pennywise – Bill Skarsgard (no surprise)
- James Ransone – Eddie (confirmed by himself on twitter)
- Jay Ryan – Ben (confirmed by Coming soon & Deadline)
- Isaiah Mustafa – Mike (confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter)
- Jessica Chastain – Beverly (confirmed by Sopia Lillis, young Beverly, on Instagram)
- Andy Bean – Stan (confirmed by Wyatt Oleff, young Stan, on Instagram)
- James McAvoy - Bill (in talks, probably official since the official IT Instagram follows him and they seems to only follow people involved with the movie)
- Bill Hader - Richie (in talks)

If someone has found confirmation for those not confirmed please let me know.

Adult Cast For The Losers Club

Posted: June 11, 2018, 09:22
Looks like the cast for IT: Chapter 2 is starting to come together. Here is what’s been confirmed so far.

- Pennywise – Bill Skarsgard (no surprise)
- James Ransone – Eddie (confirmed by himself on twitter)
- Jay Ryan – Ben (confirmed by Coming soon & Deadline)
- Isaiah Mustafa – Mike (confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter)
- Bill Hader - Richie (in talks)
- James McAvoy - Bill (in talks)
- Jessica Chastain – Beverly (Not confirmed)
- Andy Bean – Stan (Not confirmed)

If someone has found confirmation for those not confirmed please let me know.

Grownup Ben Cast

Posted: May 23, 2018, 22:14
Jay Ryan has been cast as the adult version of Ben Hanscom in the second IT movie. The younger version of this character was played by actor Jeremy Ray Taylor.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

IT: Chapter 2 Scarier & More Intense

Posted: April 26, 2018, 05:18
Andy Muschietti teased a bit about IT: Chapter 2 at Warner Bros’ presentation at CinemaCon.

The sequel, appropriately titled IT: Chapter Two, will cover the second half of the novel, taking us back to Derry, 27 years after the events in the first film. Although we still have over a year to go before the release of the sequel, Muschietti is already preparing audiences for the tone the film will have.

Among the material shown (and teased) by Warner Bros. during their panel at Cinem Con was that of IT: Chapter 2, with Muschietti teasing it is “going to be scarier and more intense,” and even advising the audience to “bring your adult diapers.” The studio also teased the beginning of production this summer, but didn’t reveal any details.

The only names confirmed for the sequel are the young versions of the Losers Club, as the film will feature a few flashbacks and Skarsgård reprising his role as Pennywise.

Source: Screenrant.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

IT: Chapter 2 Starts Filming This Summer

Posted: April 13, 2018, 12:26
Collider reports that IT: Chapter 2 will start filming this summer in Toronto.

The sequel was officially announced just two weeks after IT landed in theaters, and with the follow-up set to arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019, Indiewire reports that IT: Chapter 2 is will start filming this summer in Toronto. “The script is still being finalized and the locations are currently being scouted in anticipation of shooting then,” producer Roy Lee confirmed to the outlet. Muschietti is set to return as director, along with his sister, producer Barbara Muschietti, and screenwriter Gary Dauberman, who reworked the original script for the first film from the draft by Cary Fukunaga and Chase Palmer.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Richie Tozier And Bill Denbrough Cast?

Posted: April 13, 2018, 10:25
Entertainment Weekly reports that Bill Hader and James McAvoy is in talks to play Richie Tozier and Bill Denbrough in the second movie.

Pennywise may have located the grown-up Richie Tozier and Bill Denbrough, sources confirm to EW.

Bill Hader is in talks to star in the sequel to It as the motor-mouthed joker Richie (played in the first film by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard), and James McAvoy is negotiating to take on the role of Bill (originated by Midnight Special actor Jaeden Lieberher).

As previously reported, Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the adult Beverly Marsh, the part previously played by Sophia Lillis.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso


Posted: December 28, 2017, 10:40
The home release of IT is getting closer and you’ll have a lot of versions to pick from. Besides the regular release Best Buy, Target and Wallmart all have their own versions of the release. However, it looks like the only real difference between the editions is the cover.

What is your thought on this. Are they giving you extra value for your money or are they just trying to get us all to buy an extra copy of the movie?

Thanks to Herbert West

Directors Cut Of IT In 2018

Posted: December 20, 2017, 14:38
Bloody Disgusting reports about a Director's Cut of IT coming next year.

We reached out to Muschietti on Instagram earlier today, asking him if that planned Director’s Cut was still on the menu. “Yes, but in a few months,” he replied.

From what we gather, the Director’s Cut of IT will have all of those deleted/extended scenes put back into it, and we can’t help but wonder if that already infamous “Pennywise eats a baby” scene, absent from next month’s discs, will also be included in the extended version. We’re thinking that scene, and perhaps others, are being held back for the Director’s Cut release in the coming months, as added double dip incentives.

IT Arrives On DVD And Blu-Ray January 9th

Posted: November 15, 2017, 11:27
IT arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on January 9th.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

- Pennywise Lives! – Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown

- The Losers' Club – Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of "IT" as they bond together during the production,

- Author of Fear – Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise

- Deleted Scenes – Eleven deleted or extended scenes from the film

Pre-order at Amazon.

Thanks to Douglas Dowie

Andy & Barbara Muschietti Talk IT

Posted: November 1, 2017, 00:42
Hear Andy and Barbara Muschietti talk IT.

Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, a special Halloween double feature. CBS News contributor Jamie Wax speaks with the siblings behind the most successful horror movies this year: "IT". Director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti discuss how "IT" became the highest-grossing horror film of all time, what made Bill Skarsgård's Pennywise so scary and what to expect in the sequel.

Listen here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Disturbing Scene Cut From IT

Posted: September 19, 2017, 19:44
Bill Skarsgård revealed in an interview that IT originally included a scene that even he considered "disturbing."

"There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise]," he explained on an episode of Variety's Playback podcast. "The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I'm not the clown. I look more like myself. It's very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from."

Hopefully it will be included on the DVD/Blu-ray edition or in the second movie. Read more here.

Thanks to Douglas Dowie

Barbara Muschietti Talks IT

Posted: September 15, 2017, 12:43
Here is an interview with Barbara Muschietti on deleted scenes, sequel plans & getting Beverly right.

There’s deleted scenes that will be on the DVD version because we just love them.

And here is an article indicating that the DVD/blu-ray will be longer.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Gary Dauberman Hired For IT Part 2

Posted: September 8, 2017, 09:25
Sounds like the second IT is getting closer. No definite word yet but it looks good...

New Line is making strides on the “It” sequel, hiring writer Gary Dauberman to work on the script.

Andy Muschietti, who directed “It,” is expected to return for the second installment, although he has not closed a deal yet. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are believed to be back as well.

Source: Variety

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

IT's Here; My Review Of IT

Posted: September 7, 2017, 23:33
My review of IT is out. But please note that there are spoilers. Enjoy!.

I was worried that the high expectations that were placed on this movie based on all the things we saw before its premier would be too much and it would be caught in the fact that it was a good movie but people’s expectations were inhumanly high resulting in people still being disappointed. Well, that didn't happen and the movie lived up to my expectations and for that I'm extremely happy!

Ready For IT Part 2

Posted: August 31, 2017, 11:13
The team behind IT is ready to go when they get GO.

"We are locked and loaded and ready to jump in the minute they say 'go,'" said Producer Seth Grahame-Smith. "The script is not done, but the script is being worked on. Obviously we, all the filmmakers, are just champing at the bit to get started, and we have a very exciting shape, and [It co-writer Gary Dauberman] is working away."

Read more here.

Pennywist Visiting King?

Posted: August 29, 2017, 16:13
Interesting report from Bangor Daily News. Has Pennywise visited King...

Stephen King has hung the unofficial symbol of Pennywise in the window of his West Broadway home: a red balloon. You know, the harmless plaything Pennywise gives to children, before he snaps them up and consumes their life force? That ol’ thing.

Thanks to Jon Leonard

Muschietti Interview & Pennywise Photo

Posted: August 6, 2017, 03:46
Here is an interview with Andy Muschietti and a new photo of Pennywise.

If the Muschiettis get their way, It will just be the first of several Stephen King-related projects to make it to the screen. The siblings own the rights to King’s sci-fi horror short The Jaunt, which was first published in 1981.

But they really want to tackle a big-screen redo of 1983’s Pet Sematary.

“We’re huge fans of Pet Sematary,” Muschietti says. “If we can get our hands on that and do the Pet Sematary we want to do, that will be something. One day, maybe.”

Thanks to Matty Jorissen

Ain't it Cool News Covers IT

Posted: July 27, 2017, 22:27
Quint from Ain't it Cool News has a huge coverage of IT and some of the things he tells us is this…

…the younger cast IS returning in some form for the second movie. There'll be flashbacks to stuff we don't see in this movie that informs the story of the adults returning to Derry.

…during casting they considered casting a woman as Pennywise.

…Barbara Muschietti said ”That sequence with the Black Spot, we think it's gonna be a great opening for the next film”.

Quint also has interviews with The Losers Club, Barbara and Andy Muschietti and one of the first interviews with Bill Skarsgard. He also takes us on a set visit.

Here are the links:

What to expect from IT Part 2 and the Losers Club kids fancast their adult selves!

Quint chats with Bill Skarsgard about becoming Pennywise in Stephen King's IT!

IT stars Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom) talk scary movies, hopeless romanticism, cussing and learning how to be '80s kids!

IT director Andy Muschietti talks casting his Pennywise, adapting Stephen King and that scene from the book!

Quint descends into Pennywise's lair! Read his in-depth set report!

Thanks to Douglas Dowie

IT & Mr Mercedes At Comic Con

Posted: July 20, 2017, 08:45
Comic Con is here and this year both Mr Mercedes and IT are present and this is what we can expect.

Wednesday July 19 (yesterday): A screening of the new trailer was done and the audience loved it. Now word on when it will be released online yet but it should be fairly soon. Oh, and Georgie was there…

Sunday July 23: The Mr Mercedes panel.

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8

Do you have King related photos from Comic Con? Please send them to me and I’ll post them here. Oh, and if you find any cool King swag, pick up an extra for me, OK?

Pennywise Stalks San Diego

Posted: July 17, 2017, 09:09
It looks like Pennywise has left Maine and is lurking around Comic-Con. That is why there will be a massive man hunt and a huge game of hide and seek taking place.

All week during SDCC (Thursday – Saturday) we will be posting clues on Twitter and around Comic-Con as to the whereabouts of Pennywise. Follow @BoomHowdy and @DownrightCreepy on Twitter and search for #SDCCWeFloat to get clues and updates on the man hunt. If we see Pennywise we will let you know where his location is and you must get there as fast as you can to catch him and save Georgie from getting snatched up. If you do so you might be rewarded by the Deery Police Department with a sweet prize that is fitting of 1989 when the film takes place.

Read all about it here.

Four Things To Watch

Posted: June 10, 2017, 11:56

The Mist
Premier: June 22
Where: Spike TV
Episodes: 10


The Dark Tower
Premier: August 4
Where: Movie


Mr Mercedes
Premier: August 9
Where: Audience/DirectTV
Episodes: 10


Premier: September 8
Where: Movie


Is IT A Loooooong Movie? Hopefully!

Posted: May 17, 2017, 01:02
Here is a photo that Barbara Muschietti shared on Instagram. It shows the editing room with a scene from the IT movie that we recognize from the second trailer. What's interesting with this photo is up in the left corner. There you can see the numbers 2:17:16:13. If this is what I think it is, it's the running time for the movie and would mean that this scene (which is probably not at the end of the movie) happen about 2 hours and 17 minutes into the movie and that tells me the movie will be very looooooong. Or the numbers could mean something totally different but let’s hope it’s the running time.

You can also see that this is from May 1st so there might have been other cuts done that would affect the running time…if that is what those numbers are…

Thanks to Giorgia Camilla Stella

It's Trailertime

Posted: May 5, 2017, 19:54
OK, the weekend is here. You’re at home taking it easy after a week’s work. What could be better than having a Stephen King trailer Marathon? Or at least 7 minutes of trailers? I guessed so. Here you go: The Mist (June 22), The Dark Tower (August 4) and IT (September 8).

King Talks Trailers and Castle Rock

Posted: May 3, 2017, 23:59
King talks The Dark Tower trailer, IT trailer and what would happen to him if he revealed anything about the upcoming Hulu show Castle Rock he's doing with JJ Abrams.

I have some ideas about how it’s going to play out, but I think JJ Abrams would cut my tongue out if I said anything about it.

Read the full interview here.

Georgie's Self-Portrait

Posted: April 10, 2017, 09:23
I don't know about you but I can't stop laughing about this class assignment to draw a self-portrait that Jackson Roberts who plays Georgie in the new IT did. Can you imagine the teachers reaction…

Thanks to Matty Jorissen

New Dark Tower Figures

Posted: April 8, 2017, 23:51
Looks like more Dark Tower figures are coming.

The Dark Tower Movie Minimates Series 1 Box Set
The epic novels by Stephen King are now an epic feature film, and DST is epically excited about it! This all-new box set of four Minimates mini-figures features four characters from the upcoming film – Jake, the Gunslinger, the Man in Black, and one top-secret character – each with up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. All four figures come packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item # APR172628, SRP: $24.99)

What do you Think? Good or Bad? Will you get them?

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

No One Sticks Up For A Clown

Posted: April 8, 2017, 19:00
Here is an entertaining article about how professional clowns are afraid that the new IT movie will put them out of business. Or as one clown puts it:

“No one sticks up for a clown. The only thing cooler to dislike is a mime.”

Thanks to Matty Jorissen

IT Trailer Seen 197,000,000 Times In 24 Hours

Posted: April 1, 2017, 02:41
Within 24 hours of its CinemaCon debut on Wednesday, the trailer for New Line/Warner Bros. upcoming Stephen King feature adaptation It smashed global traffic records with 197 million views, blowing past the previous record of 139M set by Universal’s The Fate of the Furious back in December.

Source: Deadline.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma, Matty Jorissen & Amy Sandler

Finn Wolfhard Talks IT

Posted: March 27, 2017, 20:02
TMZ recently caught up with Finn Wolfhard and asked about the young actor’s experience with filming IT and what fans should expect from the movie released this September:

“It was really intense but it was a lot of fun. We tried to take a lot from the book and hopefully people will like it as much (as the mini-series). It’s so intense because we’re on this set in the middle of nowhere, and you’re getting spit on, and screamed at, and blood is pouring on you.”

Wolfhard also went on to admit that he himself, is actually afraid of clowns. In which case, should bring a fantastic performance from the actor in the movie.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Storyboard & Music For IT

Posted: March 27, 2017, 12:10
Here is another of those cool Storyboards from IT that we have seen earlier and this one is just as cool as the previous. Can you imagine having one of these on your wall at home?

Also, Benjamin Wallfisch has been hired to score IT.

Thanks to Matty Jorissen and Lou Sytsma

IT Trailer

Posted: March 25, 2017, 13:55
IT trailer info:
- Running time: 2:27

- Ratings: 14A (Suitable for viewing by persons 14 years of age or older. Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. May contain violence, coarse language, and/or sexually suggestive scenes.)

- Hinted release date: March 29, 2017

Thanks to Matty Jorissen.

George & Pennywise Photo

Posted: March 23, 2017, 17:45
Here is a better look at the Empire photo of Pennywise.

There’s supposed to be a less-is-more thing in horror. It’s like you’re not really meant to show the monster. But Pennywise is different. With Pennywise, it’s like, ‘This is the monster, I’m showing it to you… and you’re going to shit a brick.’
- Andy Muschietti

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Thanks to Lou Sytsma

More IT & No Filming Of Part 2 In March

Posted: March 13, 2017, 11:00
Director Andy Muschietti showed the teaser as well as a clip from the film this weekend and we have already gotten a description of the teaser. Here is a description of the scene that was shown (source: Daily Dead).

We were also shown about five minutes of another scene that introduces Ben Hanscom while the Losers' Club begins to explore the sewers below Derry, as they suspect that’s where Pennywise calls home. It was a great way to see the relationships between the kids explored, and I loved how naturally they all responded to each other.

Muschietti also revealed that he wanted to keep Bill Skarsgard (who play Pennywise) away from the kids as much as possible.

He was with them for the read-through, but then that was it, and all the kids were like, “It’s okay, he’s not going to scare us,” but that first day he got onto the stage, they fucking freaked out. I can’t even describe how scary he looked in person.

There has been rumors about the second movie would start shooting in March but when asked about that Muschietti had the following to say:

"It's just a complete misinterpretation of the facts. It's not happening now. We're in the midst of post production.”

So, there you have it.

- The teaser will be scary as Hell.
- Bill looks great as Pennywise
- The second movie won’t start film in March.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso and Lou Sytsma

IT on SXSW 2017 Today

Posted: March 11, 2017, 20:04
If you visit SXSW 2017 today don't forget to stop by Andy Muschietti & David Sandberg when they talk about their upcoming movies IT and Annabelle 2.

Join Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”) and David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) as they discuss their upcoming New Line Cinema horror features: “IT,” based on the seminal Stephen King novel, and “Annabelle 2,” the newest offering from “The Conjuring” universe. These breakout directors will share never-before-seen footage from these films, due in theaters later this year, and share their inspirations and influences. Moderated by Rotten Tomatoes senior editor Grae Drake.

King On IT Movie

Posted: March 3, 2017, 00:23
The moderator of King's Message Board posted this message today:

Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of IT today and wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production.

So, it looks like we got something good to look forward to. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Still From IT

Posted: March 2, 2017, 13:55
Here is one of the first stills we have from the IT movie showing Patrick Hockstetter, Henry Bowers, Belch Higgins, Ben Hanscom and Paul Bunyan statue.

IT Rating And Sequel

Posted: February 10, 2017, 00:26
Dan Lin talks about the IT movie being rated R and it's sequel.

DAN LIN: It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a “Rated-R movie”, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary crown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R.

Thanks to Douglas Dowie

Let Me Present The Loser's Club

Posted: February 3, 2017, 08:39
IT producer Barbara Muschietti have posted individual photos of the Loser's Club on Instagram. I have collected them here for you.

Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier

Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh

Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris

Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak

Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom

Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon

Jaeden Wesley as Bill Denbrough

Pennywise In Entertainment Weekly

Posted: December 27, 2016, 08:49
It's now confirmed that the latest photo of Pennywise is from Entertainment Weekly.

Director Andrés Muschietti (Mama) says this monster unsettles precisely because he doesn’t lurk in the shadows. “Pennywise shows up, he’s front and center, and he does his show. He has an act,” Muschietti says. “So it’s weird all the time, and every little thing implies a further threat.” Watch out for his punchlines. They’ll knock you dead.

IT Screening Today

Posted: December 15, 2016, 12:00
Today the screening of the remake of IT happens and even though I doubt that we’ll get any details about it (the participants probably have to sign a no disclosure contracts) we might get a general opinion about it. Is it good? Is it bad? Love it or hate it?

IF I hear anything I’ll let you know ASAP and congratulations to all of you that get to see it. I wish I was there with you!

IT Set Photos

Posted: September 14, 2016, 01:06
Here are a few photos from the set of IT.

Rehearsing without makeup. Sometimes I forget there's a dashing young Swede under all that terrifying rubber.
- Seth Grahame-Smith

Interview With Nicholas Hamiton From IT

Posted: August 29, 2016, 23:32
Here in an interview with Nicholas Hamilton who plays Henry Bowers in IT.

Earlier this month, actor Nicholas Hamilton talked to Variety about his experience playing the psychopathic bully Henry Bowers in the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 horror epic It. Award-winning actor Hamilton revealed that playing the horrifically over-the-top Stephen King villain took him to places he never thought he would get to go as an actor, and it is understandable why when one looks at the maniac Stephen King penned over two decades ago.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Photos Of The IT House

Posted: August 22, 2016, 14:04
Here are some beautiful photos of the IT house (the one on 29 Neibolt Street) taken by Paul Mitchell. Word is that the house will come down tomorrow so if you want to have a look at it you should go there today.

Clip From IT Set

Posted: August 19, 2016, 13:49
Here is a clip of The Loser's Club riding their bikes on the set of IT.

Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff) and Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Grazer).

Film taken by Amy Wilson

Cast of IT

Posted: August 18, 2016, 19:43
Here are 6 of the 7 members from The Loser's Club on the set of IT along with Leper and Silver.

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Richie Tozier - Finn Wolfhard
Bill Denbrough - Jaeden Lieberher
Mike Hanlon - Chosen Jacobs
Ben Hanscom - Jeremy Ray Taylor
Stanley Uris - Wyatt Oleff
Eddie Kaspbrak - Jack Grazer
Leper - Javier Botet

Photos by Amy Wilson

The Loser's Club on Set

Posted: August 18, 2016, 08:49
After getting the first photo of Leper yesterday Amy Wilson went back to the set of IT and returned with even more photos from the filming. This time it was of “The Loser’s Club”.

The Loser’s Club…oh, no it’s their stand-ins…

Here we have The Loser’s Club





The back of the chairs each of the Loser's Club had with their characters' names on them

I don’t know about you but I think this looks very promising. No sign on Pennywise on the set yet but we have more photos comic so check back often!

First Photo of Leper in IT

Posted: August 17, 2016, 19:24
Amy Wilson has been back on the set of IT and returned with a lot of interesting photos. Unfortunately she couldn't get too close, but with a zoom lens she was able to snap a few photos of IT as the Leper and (what looks like) a young Eddie going up to the house on Neibolt Street!

Here is the Leper...before he's too monstrous sitting on the ground.

And here in makeup...

Eddie going up to the house.

Here they're raising a yellow and white checkered backdrop...

More Photos From The IT Set

Posted: August 12, 2016, 00:17
Here are a few more photos from the set of IT by Amy Wilson. That house is looking really scary now. The house next door has some boards up (though they need to edit out their solar panels), there are old cars all over the Place and if there was any doubt left that it was the house on Neibolt Street, the 29 on the rusty gate puts that to rest.

Thanks to Amy Wilson

Photos From The Set of IT

Posted: August 7, 2016, 23:32
Amy Wilson visited the set of IT today and got some info for us.

They are supposed to be filming this Thursday and Friday.

They've started building the front porch steps, they've added the basement windows, which look amazingly creepy. There's another section of roof to go up, and the front door is waiting to be installed as well.

Here are some photos.

Bill Skarsgård's On Playing Pennywise

Posted: July 29, 2016, 01:50
Here's Bill Skarsgård's thoughts on playing Pennywise:

It's important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It's purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look.

Tim Curry's performance was truly great, but it's important for me to do something different because of that. I'll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.

It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What's funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it's funny.

IT Filming In Oshawa Sewers

Posted: July 21, 2016, 23:54
IT will be filming sewers scenes in Oshawa.

A recent filming notice sent out to homes in the area of Eulalie Avenue and James Street near downtown Oshawa has advised residents that filming of a new adaptation for Stephen King’s epic novel “It” will be shooting in the area from Aug. 5 to 8. Some vigilant residents may have noticed some changes to the area already, as the notice advises construction on the set got underway on July 11.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Pennywise Has Arrived...

Posted: July 12, 2016, 12:00
Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård has arrived on the set of IT but have not been seen in his Pennywise makeup yet. Guesses is that since he has arrived he will soon try out the makeup. Should be very interesting to see how they do that. Stay tuned for photos as soon as I get them.

For more photos of Bill on set head over to Just Jared.

IT Cast

Posted: June 27, 2016, 13:22
Here is a list of the cast for the IT remake. As for the Loser’s Club only the kids has been cast so far and it’s hard to say how well they will do. I haven’t seen them in anything so it could go either way but let’s hope they are right for the parts.

Bill Denbrough - Jaeden Lieberher
Beverly Marsh - Sophia Lillis
Stan Uris - Jack Grazer
Mike Hanlon - Chosen Jacobs
Eddie Kaspbrak - Wyatt Oleff
Richie Tozier - Finn Wolfhard
Ben Hanscom - Jeremy Ray Taylor

Pennywise - Bill Skarsgård
Henry Bowers - Nicholas Hamilton
Patrick Hockstetter - Owen Teague
Javier Botet - ?
Georgie - Jackson Robert Scott
Al Marsh- Stephen Bogaert
Rabbi Uris - Ari Cohen

Henry Bowers Cast

Posted: June 21, 2016, 22:54
Australian actor Nicholas Hamilton has joined the production of IT, New Line Cinema’s Andy Muschietti-directed adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller. Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing. Hamilton will play Henry Bowers.

Thanks to Matty Jorissen.

It Filming June 27 to September 6

Posted: June 17, 2016, 10:13
Got an email from David MacKay today and he told me that he was looking into background actor gigs in Toronto and saw that IT is scheduled to start filming on June 27 and all through September 6. So if anyone lives close by, go there and return with photos... This might also mean that our first look at Pennywise might not be far off.

Thanks to David MacKay.

Bill Skarsgård As Pennywise

Posted: June 15, 2016, 09:26
Here is an interesting look at how Bill Skarsgård could look as Pennywise. We have no information about if they will use the famous Tim Curry makeup or not but it gives us an idea of what could be.

This one is made by Cody Ong and is in no way connected to the movie.

Owen Teague Cast In IT

Posted: June 10, 2016, 11:14
Owen Teague, who plays Ben Mendelsohn’s son on Netflix’s Bloodline, has joined the cast IT. He will play Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers Club. He is a psychopath and keeps a refrigerator full of animals that he’s killed. Teague also have a role in the upcoming Cell.

Thanks to Matty Jorissen.

Is Pennywise Swedish?

Posted: June 2, 2016, 22:25
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Pennywise will be played by the Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard.

Skarsgard is in final negotiations to star in the horror pic whose cast will also include St. Vincent actor Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

It's also interesting that they list six other actors. Not sure who they will play though.

What are your thoughts on Bill as Pennywise?

Thanks to Matty Jorissen

IT Filming in Port Hope This Summer

Posted: June 1, 2016, 10:07
Looks like IT will be filming in Port Hope in July according to Northumberlandnews. If anyone living there gets photos, send them to me and I'll post them here on the site.

Port Hope eyed for remake of Stephen King’s ‘It’

PORT HOPE -- Pennywise the Clown could be terrorizing the streets of Port Hope this summer.

Third Act Productions has applied to film interior and exterior scenes of the upcoming feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ in the Municipality of Port Hope.

Based on the novel of the same name, ‘It’ follows seven young friends in 1989 who spend their summer battling an evil presence lurking beneath their small town.

The novel was adapted into a two-part ABC mini-series in 1990 starring Tim Curry in the titular role.

According to Variety, Will Poulter (‘We’re the Millers, The Revenant’) was last reported to don the red nose in Cary Fukunaga’s (‘True Detective Season One’) latest adaptation.

Filming is slated for various locations around the municipality between Monday, July 11 and Monday, July 18.

Filming times are currently to be determined, but the production company is requesting to shoot from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. If the application is approved, the production company said it will have a “heavy” presence in the community.

“We are sensitive to the complexities of filming on location and we are aware that we are guests in your neighbourhood,” the production company wrote in a notice to residents. “Because of this, we endeavour to make it as uneventful an experience as possible for the residents and businesses closest to our work area and the neighbourhood in general.”

The production company has found potential locations to shoot, mostly in the downtown area. Here’s a preliminary shooting schedule:

Monday, July 11

• Port Hope Town Hall

• Memorial Park cenotaph

• Queen Street between Walton and Robertson streets

• Capitol Theatre

Tuesday, July 12

• Intersection of Mill and Walton streets

• Walton Street bridge

• In front and behind 16-22 Walton Street

• Port Hope Town Hall

Wednesday, July 13

• Queen Street between Walton and Roberston streets

• Memorial Park

Thursday, July 14

• The alley between Gould’s Shoe’s and Avanti Hair Design

• John and Hayward streets

Friday, July 15

• Cavan Street between Highland Drive and Ravine Drive

• Victoria Street South between Trafalgar Street and Sullivan Street

Monday, July 18

• Watson’s Guardian Drugs

The municipality’s current policy doesn’t allow filming in the downtown area between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. So if the production company intends to use Port Hope as its backdrop, council will have to adopt changes to its film policy in order to allow filming downtown.

If approved, businesses that may be affected will have to privately negotiate with the production company for loss of business compensation.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

IT Hits Theaters Sept. 18, 2017

Posted: April 23, 2016, 08:51
Variety reports that IT now has a release date.

New Line and Warner Bros. have announced a release date for their adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.” The movie, which was originally supposed to be directed by Cary Fukunaga, hits theaters Sept. 18, 2017.

TSources have also indicated that Will Poulter, who was originally tapped to portray Pennywise in Fukunaga’s version, has dropped out of the film due to a scheduling conflict and that execs are currently meeting with actors to portray the classic King villain.

The idea is to have two films, one focused on the children and the other focusing on them as adults when they come back to their hometown to face the monster again.

Sources have also indicated that Will Poulter, who was originally tapped to portray Pennywise in Fukunaga’s version, has dropped out of the film due to a scheduling conflict and that execs are currently meeting with actors to portray the classic King villain.

Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing along with David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Thanks to Rick Urban and Matty Jorissen.

IT still Planned For 2 Movies

Posted: February 20, 2016, 22:14
Screenrant reports that King’s IT may start filming in 2016 and the plan is still to do two movies.

“It will hopefully be shooting later this year. We just got the California tax credit… Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with Andy Muscetti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies.”

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Cell & IT Out Next Year?

Posted: December 14, 2015, 01:12
_ sent out a season's greetings just now and in it they listed what's been released in 2015 and what to expect in 2016. Most of it we already know but what caught my eye was this:

Finally, keep an eye out for the film adaption of Cell starring Samuel L Jackson and John Cusack next summer with the movie adaption of IT not far behind.

Does this mean they know something we don't about Cell and IT?

IT Films Next Summer

Posted: November 1, 2015, 01:37
Here are some news from Bloody Disgusting about the upcoming adaptation of IT:

Andy Muschietti, director and producer of Guillermo del Toro’s Mama, is preparing It, the long-gestured and troubled Stephen King adaptation that would be made as two features.

Recently announced, Andy Muschietti substituted Cary Fukunaga on the New Line project.

Shooting is now set to take place next summer, partly to allow for work with children, as they have the main roles in the first part.

Casting is currently underway, with Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) still in the mix for the role of Pennywise, the demonic clown. “Will Poulter would be a great option. For me he is at the top of my list,” Muschietti firmed up.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

More From Cary Fukunaga on IT

Posted: September 3, 2015, 08:50
Dread Central has more info on the reason Cary Fukunaga left IT.

I was trying to make an unconventional horror film. It didn’t fit into the algorithm of what they knew they could spend and make money back on based on not offending their standard genre audience. Our budget was perfectly fine. We were always hovering at the $32 million mark, which was their budget. It was the creative that we were really battling. It was two movies. They didn’t care about that. In the first movie, what I was trying to do was an elevated horror film with actual characters. They didn’t want any characters. They wanted archetypes and scares. I wrote the script. They wanted me to make a much more inoffensive, conventional script. But I don’t think you can do proper Stephen King and make it inoffensive.

The main difference was making Pennywise more than just the clown. After 30 years of villains that could read the emotional minds of characters and scare them, trying to find really sadistic and intelligent ways he scares children, and also the children had real lives prior to being scared. And all that character work takes time. It’s a slow build, but it’s worth it, especially by the second film. But definitely even in the first film, it pays off.

Why Did Cary Fukunaga Leave IT?

Posted: August 19, 2015, 09:25
Entertainment Weekly have talked to Cary Fukunaga who explained why he left IT:

“It’s never easy,” he says. “Chase [Palmer] and I had been working on that script for probably three years. There was a lot of our childhood and our experience in it. Ultimately, we and New Line have to agree on the kind of movie we want to make, and we just wanted to make different movies.”

“It’s like a relationship,” he continued. “You can try to make the other person who you want them to be, but it’s impossible really to change. You just have to work.”

IT Has New Director

Posted: July 16, 2015, 22:52
looks like IT has a new director.

Andy Muschietti, the director behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is in negotiations to direct It, New Line’s adaptation of the Stephen King classic.

It was to have started shooting in late June and a new start date remains unclear. Upon closing of Muschietti’s deal, New Line will begin a search for a new writer to tailor a script to Muschietti’s vision. The plan is for the adaptation to still take place over two parts.

Muschietti's sister and writing partner Barbara Muschietti will likely come aboard the project as a producer.

Read more here.
Thanks to Troy Tradup

Pennywise Design Sketches

Posted: June 4, 2015, 08:54
Splice director Vincenzo Natali has just revealed that he had at one point in time pitched his own adaptation of IT. Natali recently joined Twitter and he’s been sharing all sorts of fun behind the scenes images, many of which are from projects that never got off the ground.

Earlier this week, Natali tweeted out some concept art from his IT pitch, giving us a look at four different ideas he had for the character of Pennywise. The design sketches were whipped up by both Natali and artist Amro Attia, and the director is quick to note that the “not so good” drawings were done by him.

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Cary Fukunaga Leaves IT

Posted: May 25, 2015, 22:56
Looks like Cary Fukunaga is leaving the remake of IT and now the Movie(s) once more is pushed indefinitely...

Cary Fukunaga is out as the director of New Line’s two-part adaptation of Stephen King‘s “It,” which will not move forward as planned this summer and has been pushed indefinitely, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap.

Insiders tell TheWrap that “True Detective” director Fukunaga repeatedly clashed with the studio and did not want to compromise his artistic vision in the wake of budget cuts that were recently demanded by New Line, which greenlit the first film at $30 million. The situation came to a head over Memorial Day weekend, leading to Fukunaga’s abrupt exit from the ambitious project.

It’s unclear whether New Line will hire a new director to immediately take over the project or go back to the drawing board for an entirely new approach, but one insider told TheWrap that “It” was dead as currently constituted. A studio insider acknowledged the film has been pushed indefinitely but did not go into the specifics of Fukunaga’s exit.

Full story here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma, Matty Jorissen and Anders Jakobson.

IT Remake Finds Its Pennywise

Posted: May 4, 2015, 23:38
Coming Soon reported today that the remake of IT might have found it's Pennywise.

Will Poulter, best known for his roles in The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Maze Runner, has landed a major part in a very different kind of literary adaptation. According to Variety, the We’re the Millers star is currently in negotiations to play Pennywise the clown in the upcoming two-part remake of Stephen King’s IT. Cary Fukunaga, the Emmy-winning director behind the first season of HBO’s “True Detective,” is directing and co-writing.

Poulter, who also stars in Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, reportedly blew Fukunaga away with his IT audition, so audiences should be in for a treat when the two-part adaptation finally hits the screen.

Fukunaga wrote the screenplay for the films with Chase Palmer and David Kajganich. Dan Lin, David Katzenberg, Doug Davison and Seth Grahame-Smith are attached to serve as producers.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma, Troy Tradup and Douglas Dowie

IT Filmed in Bangor?

Posted: April 1, 2015, 15:24
The crew from the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT has been in Bangor to scope out potential filming locations. This was reported by Bangor Daily News yesterday and apparently Stu Tinker owner and operator of SK Tours, the official Stephen King tour of Bangor, took a production designer on a tour of the city on Monday.

IT Filming in June

Posted: March 30, 2015, 23:23
Bloody Disgusting reports that IT will start filming in June. They also say it might be a trilogy, something that is news to me. Hopefully more news will come soon.

The feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It is finally entering pre-production, with plans on going behind cameras this June in New York, reports Production Weekly.

The first in what could be a new trilogy is to be helmed by “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga.

Who is The Perfect Pennywise?

Posted: March 4, 2015, 23:41
Cary Fukunaga is looking for the perfect Pennywise...

After blowing our collective minds with the first season of ¡°True Detective¡±, Cary Fukunaga is still developing a modern day take on Stephen King¡¯s It.

What we didn¡¯t know is that he¡¯s been working on it for several years ¨C and that he eventually had to start from scratch.

Bloody Disgusting reader Lucca Cantisano shared pages from Brazilian newspaper O Globo in which Fukunaga talks about the lengthy development process, their hunt for Pennywise, and getting Stephen King¡¯s blessing.

¡°I¡¯ve been in this project for about five years,¡± says Fukunaga in a translation by Lucca. ¡°I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn¡¯t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch.

¡°This will be my first movie in the US and I¡¯m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise,¡± he added. ¡°It¡¯s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We (Fukunaga and writers David Kajganich and Chase Palmer) changed names, dates (the story is originally set in the 60¡äs) dynamics, but the spirit is similar to what he¡¯d like to see in cinemas, I think.¡±


IT Starts Filming This Summer

Posted: December 6, 2014, 00:35
Finally some IT news has been arriving. According to the project’s producer Dan Lin the plan is to start official prep in March for a summer shoot. Lin also says his big plan is to split King’s sprawling novel into two movies.

“The book is so epic that we couldn’t tell it all in one movie and service the characters with enough depth. The first film, then, will be a coming-of-age story about the children tormented by It, while the second will skip ahead in time as those same characters band together to continue the fight as adults.”

All though Fukunaga is only committed to directing the first film, Lin says the in-demand helmer is currently closing a deal to co-write the second.
When King read the script his comment was this:

Go with God, please! This is the version the studio should make.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma, Troy Tradup and Rick Urban.

It Remake Set For 2015?

Posted: August 11, 2014, 09:09
_ reports that the IT remake is set for 2015.

"It" movie remake 2015 is gearing up! Stephen King's highly acclaimed movie adaptation will be revamped based on two-part series. The planned project will be written and directed by Cary Fukunaga together with Chase Palmer who'll be co-writing the screenplay.

Roy Lee and Dan Lin will be spearheading the production together with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Production.

While, Tim Curry gained praises from his astounding performance as Pennywise, he would most likely not come back to reprise his role for the upcoming It movie remake slated for 2015.

The planned remake is still in its early stages, thus no casting news is yet to be reported.

IT Moves

Posted: May 22, 2014, 09:09
Looks like IT is moving from Warner to New Line. Here is what The Hollywood Reporter wrote about it.

The long road to re-adapt Stephen King's novel It has taken another turn.

Warner Bros. has been developing a big-screen take for five years, and in 2012 it hired Cary Fukunaga to direct two films produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.

But just as Fukunaga is coming off HBO's True Detective, the project is leaving Warners -- sort of.

In a rare move, It is shifting to the studio's New Line division. Insiders say that as New Line prepares for a June move from West Hollywood to Warners' Burbank lot, the siblings are drawing clearer distinctions about the types of movies they make.

And It is a horror play. The story follows a group of kids called the Losers Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns and the club, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle.

The plan is for the first movie to tell the kids’ story and the second movie to focus on the adults.

It will be overseen by the division's Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter, along with Warners vp production Niija Kuykendall, who will also stay involved with the project.

Thanks to David Squyres

Cary Fukunaga To Direct IT

Posted: March 10, 2014, 22:37
True Detective director Cary Fukunaga will reportedly direct adaptation of Stephen King's IT.

“… Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that. So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with True Detective. I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It. So I’m really excited about that.”

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

IT Remake

Posted: February 11, 2014, 10:03
Dan Lin (producer for the upcoming IT remake) had this to say about it to Collider:

“My next hope movie I hope is The Brotherhood. It’s to be directed José Padilha, who directed Robocop. So we’re out to cast on that. It’s genre that I love — cops, gangsters. Based on true story, a mob/cop story in 1980s New York. So we hope to shoot that in the fall. Then Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that. So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa. So I love what he did with True Detective. I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It. So I’m really excited about that.”

IT remake has director and writer

Posted: November 4, 2013, 03:36
Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the remake of IT now has a director and writer.

Warner Bros’ adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel It has a director and writer.

Cary Fukunaga, the hot-shot filmmaker behind last year’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, is boarding the project as director and will co-write the script with Chase Palmer, who previously adapted Frank Herbert’s Dune for Paramount.

Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing It, as are Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Production.

IT as two movies

Posted: June 8, 2012, 08:43
Warner has now decided to make two movies instead of one based on King's IT. Cary Fukunaga will direct the two movies and also co-write the script with Chase Palmer. Roy Lee and Dan Lin will produce it together with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Production.

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Thanks to David, Ari and Jonathan.

IT's out to directors

Posted: February 3, 2011, 08:48
Yesterday I spoke to David Kajganich and he told me something interesting about the remake of IT.

Apparently his script is currently out to directors, and some very interesting filmmakers have started talking to the studio. This can be a lengthy process, though, so there may not be more news about it for a couple of months but it's moving on as it should.

News about IT

Posted: December 24, 2009, 23:42
Here are some news about the remake of IT:

According to Producer Dan Lin, writer Dave Kajganich is expected to turn in a draft of his script for It over Christmas.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

More IT

Posted: April 6, 2009, 10:16
Dread Central recently heard from Dave Kajganich, the writer of the upcoming theatrical remake of Stephen King’s IT, and he was kind enough to provide an update on how this massive story is being streamlined into one film.

“The remake will be set in the mid-1980s and in the present almost equally — mirroring the twenty-odd-year gap King uses in the book — and with a great deal of care and attention paid to the back stories of all the characters,” says Kajganich. “I think the real twist here is that my pitch to WB — which they’ve assured me they’re on board for — is that this will not be PG-13. This will be R. Which means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these characters endure.”

“I plan to be very protective of the book,” Kajganich continues. “The reality, though, is that WB wants to do this as a single film, so I will have to kill a few darlings to make that happen. You have my promise, though, that I will do this with the utmost humility and respect for King’s work. He’s the King, after all, and I intend to continue to pledge to him my allegiance.”

Thanks to Larry Fire

IT's back on...

Posted: March 13, 2009, 13:07
It now seems that the remake of IT that has been mentioned from time to time is on again. This time it's Warner that will turn it into a feature film.

Could be interesting if done right...

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Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Ari

IT remake

Posted: June 7, 2006, 19:42
Here are some news about the remake of IT:

Peter Filardi is becoming the go-to guy for television horror adaptations. The FLATLINERS and THE CRAFT scribe cut his teeth on small-screen scares with 2004’s redux of ’SALEM’S LOT for TNT, and this summer he’s back with the network on THE ROAD VIRUS HEADS NORTH, one of eight Stephen King-based minimovies in the series NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES, which bows July 12.

During a panel discussion at Fango’s Weekend of Horrors in Burbank, Filardi dished a few details on some fresh projects he’s got in the works. On the King side, the writer told Fango he’s still developing a new televisualization of the author’s epic novel IT (previously done as a two-part ABC movie in 1990). Originally slated for TNT as a two-hour movie, IT has now caught the interest of the Sci Fi Channel, which wants to stretch it out (and rightfully so!) to a four-hour broadcast event. You may recall that early reports stated Filardi’s approach to the material would be to tell IT through the eyes of the character of Beverly Marsh.

Thanks to Bev Vincent