NEWS - IT
Tomorrow we're getting the trailer for IT but here is a first short teaser.
And here is the official poster.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: March 28, 2017, 00:53:17
Here are three brand new, official, photos from IT.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma and Matty Jorissen Posted: March 27, 2017, 20:02:53
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 Posted: March 27, 2017, 12:10:15
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 Posted: March 25, 2017, 13:55:14
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.
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
How scary is this?
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Andy Muschietti posted this on his Instagram today. Not sure what it means but it could mean that we're getting a trailer on March 29.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson Posted: March 21, 2017, 10:00:44
Here is a really nice photo from IT that show a key scene in the movie. It's published in the last issue of Empire.
I'm going to place it between a spoiler in case you don't want to see it just yet...
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
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 Posted: March 12, 2017, 10:34:11
Those who attended SXSW Conference yesterday got a real treat. A teaser for the upcoming IT as well as a shorter scene from the movie. No date was given as to when the trailer might become available for the rest of us but Bloody Disgusting posted this summary of it.
Note that it has SPOILER! Read at your own risk!
The trailer opens with footage of Bill Denbrough making a paper boat for his little brother Georgie. We then move outside, where Georgie is chasing his boat in a rainstorm as it floats next to the curb. Suddenly, Georgie runs right into a street barrier, which knocks him down on the ground. He then watches as his boat sails into a gutter. He runs to the gutter and tries to see if he can see his boat. As he looks deep into the sewers, Pennywise abruptly appears before the screen cuts to black.
Then we are shown the members of the Loser’s Club meeting each other and realizing that they’ve all been seeing the same entity, before one of them finally says “The Clown.” Once that happens, the teaser then moves into its centerpiece, which shows the members of the Loser’s Club looking at pictures on a carousel slide projector that suddenly acquires a life of its own and begins moving through the slides at an increasingly alarming speed. The pictures are of Georgie and his parents, and each slide zooms in on Georgie’s face before cutting to his mother, whose hair is covering her face. As the projector moves from slide to slide, the hair moves out of his mother’s face, and her face is revealed to be that of Pennywise himself.
The trailer then blows through a flurry of shots, as most trailers are wont to do. The most striking image from this succession of shots is the unforgettable moment when blood flows out of Beverly’s sink, only in Muschietti’s film it spews out like a geyser and blasts her in the face. There is also a sublime image of Pennywise approaching two of the children (he has them cornered against a wall), but the shot is framed in a way so that only his long, bony fingers fill the screen. The children are in the background, out of focus but clearly terrified.
The teaser ends with Bill walking down into his flooded basement, where Georgie’s ghost taunts him by repeatedly screaming “We all float down here!” before Pennywise rises from the water and rushes at him, in a moment that had the entire audience screaming. It is at this moment that the screen cuts to black and the word “IT” appears on screen.
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 posted the following on Twitter about the upcoming IT Movie.
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. Posted: March 2, 2017, 13:55:20
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.
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 Posted: February 3, 2017, 08:39:29
IT producer Barbara Muschietti have posted individual photos of the Loser's Club on Instagram. I have collected them here for you.
Here is another great storyboard from IT.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: January 27, 2017, 01:19:15
Here are two storyboards from IT.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: January 19, 2017, 11:39:04
Here are two photos from what looks like the set of IT. I have no confirmation that it is but it sure looks like it.
Thanks to Christopher Damato Posted: December 27, 2016, 08:49:01
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.
Here is what looks like another photo of Pennywise. No one seems to know where it's from though so judge for yourself if it's real or fake. Personally I think it looks real...
Thanks to Omar Herrera Posted: December 23, 2016, 09:44:11
Here is the first photo of Pennywise from the film.
Omar Herrera Posted: December 16, 2016, 10:26:24
Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise) and Andy Muschietti (director) doing some ADR for IT.
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!
Do you live in the US? Do you want to see the new IT movie on December 15? Well here is your chance. The film company is looking for fans between 18-49 to attend a special advance screening of IT. Click here to requst tickets.
According to IT The Movies Hugo Weaving and Bill Skarsgård were the two finalists for the role of Pennywise.
Here's a few IT cast photos. 1990 vs. 2017.
Look! It's Pennywise...
Only click if you want to see...
Pennywise? This photo is from producer Barbara Muschietti's Instagram.
Two IT photos.
Here are some photos from the set of IT.
...for Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon.
Here are more photos from the set of IT.
Here are a few photos from the set of IT.
- Seth Grahame-Smith
Is that blood on the kids...
One year from today we’ll get to see the remake of IT.
Bill Skarsgård, Javier Botet and Andy Muschietti on the set of IT.
Here are some new photos from the set of IT who has now wrapped it's shooting in Oshawa. Here is an article about it.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: September 2, 2016, 00:45:23
Here is a photo of the sewers on the set for IT.
Here are some photos from the set of IT.
In the swers...
Nicholas Hamilton has finished his filming on IT.
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 Posted: August 23, 2016, 15:45:09
Can you see something different in Pennywise? I would guess so. This is Tatum Lee who plays Judith, one of Pennywise’s creations in IT. Rumor says she’ll be horrifying!
Nicholas Hamilton is teasing us...
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.
Director Andrés Muschietti tries out Silver on the set of IT.
Here is a clip of Leper. If you can't get it to play you can see it here.
Posted: August 19, 2016, 13:49:13
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
Here are a few close-ups on Leper (played by Javier Botet) on the set of IT.
Photos by Amy Wilson Posted: August 19, 2016, 02:35:24
Here is a short interview with Nicholas Hamilton who plays Henry Bowers.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: August 18, 2016, 19:43:20
Here are 6 of the 7 members from The Loser's Club on the set of IT along with Leper and Silver.
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 Posted: August 18, 2016, 08:49:05
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”.
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! Posted: August 17, 2016, 20:04:29
Here is a better look at the Leper.
Thanks to and photo by Amy Wilson Posted: August 17, 2016, 19:24:43
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 a new photo of Pennywise. What do you think? Scary as hell if you ask me!
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: August 13, 2016, 14:02:21
Director Andy Muschietti posted this first official look at Richie Tozier on his Instagram. If this is going to be in the movie or just done for fun remains to bee seen...
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 Posted: August 11, 2016, 23:15:14
Here is a short interview with Dan Lin, producer on IT.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen
Here are some great photos from the set of IT by Don Cavaliere. Apparently they are shooting from the 10th through to the 12th so if you happen to see Pennywise around...take a photo!
Here are a few clips from the set of IT.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
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.
Here are some photos from the set of IT taken by Amy Wilson who even placed a ballon there...
Here are some photos from the set of IT.
Here are a few photos and an article about the IT set. Filming in Oshawa will happen next weekend.
Thanks to Amy Wilson. Posted: July 29, 2016, 01:50:38
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.
Here are a few photos from the set of IT.
Barbara Muschiette, producer of IT, talks about filming in Port Hope in this interview.
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 Posted: July 20, 2016, 23:30:40
Here is "Silver" from the remake of IT.
Here are two photos of Henry Bowers, Patrick Hockstetter, Victor Criss and Belch Huggins from IT.
Here is a clip from the set of IT showing the Loser's Club on their bicycles. The scene was shoot today in Port Hope.
Thanks to Jon Woodrow
LEWS LENSES sent me these photos from her visit to the set of IT.
Here is a first photo of how Pennywise will look in the new IT movie.
What do you think of Pennywise the 2016 edition? Really scary if you ask me!
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: July 13, 2016, 10:33:46
Here are three short film clips that I found over at ihorror that shows the set of IT. Looks like they are really getting ready to do some filming.
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 director Andy Muschietti posted this photo today.
Today I got some photos from Jon Woodrow who visited the set of IT. John got to see them shoot a scene in which a dark blue TransAm accelerates up an alleyway just as an old pickup and VW camper drived by.
Looks like they are ready to go... Now show me a photo of Pennywise!
Here is the filming schedule for IT during the upcoming week. If someone lives close by and checks it out, please send me photos.
It has alos been confirmed that the kids part takes place in 1989.
Here are some photos of how Port Hope becomes Derry. For more photos, head over to durhamregion.com.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:53:55
Owen Teague (Patrick Hockstetter) with Stuart Hughes (Officer Bowers) after a day of filming IT.
Seth Grahame-Smith posted some interesting photos on Instagram.
Andy Muschietti just posted this photo from the IT remake on his Instagram. Scary...
Here are some IT concept art from David Katzenberg's Instagram.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: July 5, 2016, 14:15:25
Five days into filming. Here is a shoot from The Barrens!
Andy Muschietti who's doing the IT remake has posted some cool photos on Instragram.
Thanks to Maurizio Ragusa Posted: June 27, 2016, 13:22:47
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
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. Posted: June 21, 2016, 07:19:45
Here is the first photo of the new Loser's Club.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: June 17, 2016, 10:13:43
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. Posted: June 15, 2016, 09:26:05
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, 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. Posted: June 7, 2016, 15:39:37
MovieWeb reports that Jaeden Lieberher will join Bill Skarsgård in the remake of IT. He will be playing Bill Denbrough, the leader of the young friend group known as The Losers Club.
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 Posted: June 1, 2016, 10:07:32
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 Posted: April 23, 2016, 08:51:12
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.
Looks like the first of the two IT remake movies will be filming in Toronto between June 27 and September 6. This article was posted on Stephen King's IT Remake and is from a Canadian newspaper.
Thanks to Matt Jorissen Posted: February 20, 2016, 22:14:03
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
Here's a little update on whether Will Poulter is still involved with IT, from this month's Empire Magazine. Sounds to me like he's out.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: December 15, 2015, 09:17:50
Here is a comment from Andy Muschietti who substituted Cary Fukunaga for the remake if IT.
Thanks to Matty Jorissen Posted: December 14, 2015, 01:12:43
StephenKing.com 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?
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 Posted: September 3, 2015, 08:50:19
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.
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.”
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 Posted: June 4, 2015, 08:54:24
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.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 08:30:08
King's comment to Cary Fukunaga leaving IT.
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. Posted: May 4, 2015, 23:38:17
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 Posted: April 1, 2015, 15:24:53
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.Posted: March 30, 2015, 23:23:10
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.
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.¡±
Source Posted: February 9, 2015, 10:55:26
Cary Fukunaga talks IT and reveals that he has someone in mind for Pennywise...
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
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. Posted: August 11, 2014, 09:09:03
kpopstarz.com 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.
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 Posted: March 10, 2014, 22:37:56
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 Posted: February 11, 2014, 10:03:26
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.”
Posted: November 4, 2013, 03:36:29
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.
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.
Read more here.
Thanks to David, Ari and Jonathan.
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.
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.Posted: April 6, 2009, 10:16:09
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 FirePosted: March 13, 2009, 13:07:10
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...
Ain't it Cool
Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Ari
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