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  • Premier Icon Drac
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    [video]https://youtu.be/FnCdOQsX5kc[/video]

    Another remake.

    Nice trailer, but it’s a hard book to get down into a decent movie.

    shermer75
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    Yes, I think the Richard Thomas version was a mini series, non?

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    Yup it was then edited into a movie.

    No grown-up versions of the kids in this one?

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    Doesn’t look that way.

    So basically a scarier version of the Goonies then. 🙂

    Rob Hilton
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    Haven’t read the book, but liked the version with John-boy.

    Hope they dream up a better explanation for what’s going on in this one.

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    Two part film innit? Was going to be when I read about it a couple of years ago. Certainly a mammoth tome to translate to film. So many sub-plots. I guess many can/will be ditched.

    Trailer looks bloody good actually!

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    The original with Tim Curry is the reason why I find clowns disturbing. Trailer looks good, but then again they always do. There’s such a mixed bag of book to film with King that it’s always a gamble. Hope it ends up as one of the good ones.

    Nice trailer, but it’s a hard book to get down into a decent movie.

    Very much this.

    If Netflix got hold of it and ran it over 24 episodes or so you could probably do it justice.

    But to squeeze it into 2hrs is nigh on impossible.

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    Apparently the second part relies on the success of the first.

    I think the second part will be harder to do right, all the stuff about the Ritual of Chud or whatever it was called, and the killing of “It” was all a bit random. The manifestation of your fears killing everyone was far more noteworthy for film plots!

    mattyfez
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    Trailer looks like it could be good but yet another remake? .. Is there a shortage of interesting books that haven’t yet been made into films or something?

    Strikes me as a cash spinner.

    moose
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    I believe this movie is about the kids, he nest one will be when they’re adults. I’m sure I read that somewhere.

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    Could be that. I’ve not read anything though.

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    It’s in my post. It’s two parts, the second (dealing with the adult half) is reliant on the first being successful. A long wait no doubt.

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    Yup I seen your post.

    CountZero
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    Trailer looks like it could be good but yet another remake? .. Is there a shortage of interesting books that haven’t yet been made into films or something?

    Strikes me as a cash spinner.
    Loads of interesting books that could be made into films, but it’s often down to playing safe, going for a known successful original to make all bright and shiny, or darker and scarier.
    I would like to see a re-make of Damnation Alley, which was a really shitty film, but a faithful re-make could be a great Mad Max-type adventure movie. Roger Zelazney, author of the original novel, disowned the film, because it was a travesty.
    I really want to see del Toro’s movie of Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness, which could be a really scary film, if Pan’s Labyrinth is anything to go by.

    butcher
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    I hope they fix the ending.

    jimjam
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    njee20

    It’s in my post. It’s two parts, the second (dealing with the adult half) is reliant on the first being successful. A long wait no doubt.

    Are you sure (I can’t be arsed googling). I read that Cary Fukunaga had originally intended to make a part 1 / part 2 format but the studio wasn’t sold on the idea and that was part of why he quit.

    Regardless, the trailer looks ok. I don’t like the clown though, it looks like someone tried to design a clown themed movie villain/monster as opposed to just a disturbing/distrurbed clown. Tim Curry’s clown was a really plausible looking “normal” clown but he conveyed so much menace by…..well….acting good.

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    I Googled not sure how I missed it previously. Yes that’s the plan.

    Tim Curry was the only who could act in the last one.

    I hope they fix the ending.

    There’s a couple of bits of the book which are err ‘problematic’ and I suspect won’t be included in any movie.

    The central idea of the book is brilliant, but the ending did feel a bit unsatisfying when I re-read it recently.

    As for the clown, Pennywise should be, at first glance, reasonably unthreatening and friendly to a child, after all, he’s luring them into the drains. This one is pretty menacing from the off.

    Pigface
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    Loved the book, never seen the film/mini series

    Tha start of the book with the lemons and tequila, excellent stuff

    Hope they dream up a better explanation for what’s going on in this one.

    You mean different from the book?

    But also…

    Dark Tower coming soon!!!!!!

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    I really hope The Dark Tower is good. Idris Elba is a great choice for Roland as is Matthew McConaughey for Flag / MIB but I still think it would have been best served as a TV series.

    mattyfez
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    Pennywise doesn’t look quite so frightening when you see him having a fag on set wrapped in a rain coat..

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    Pennywise doesn’t look quite so frightening when you see him having a fag on set wrapped in a rain coat..

    Sorry, that’s still creepy as ****.

    sbob
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    I’ve got a friend who is the spitting image of Tim Curry (when he did Rocky Horror).

    She hates it when you point it out though.

    mattyfez
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    Sorry, that’s still creepy as ****

    More creepy in monochrome, but not as creepy as telitubbies in black and white.

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    but not as creepy as telitubbies in black and white.

    Holy shit that’s dark…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I thought it was the killer clown fad that was effecting their industry?

    Ha ha ha

    Bloody hell those Telly Tubbies are the stuff of nightmares.

    Looking forward to the The Dark Tower.

    Might amuse myself with IT beforehand.

    shermer75
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    Those Tellytubbies make me think of Joy Division

    shermer75
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    Those Tellytubbies make me think of Joy Division

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    Those Tellytubbies are **** creepy!

    CountZero
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    Clowns, I have no problem with.
    Those telly tubbies, on the other hand…

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    Best Bits of IT.
    [video]https://youtu.be/hPxyQ7oj8no[/video]

    Tim WAS excellent and the ending WAS terrible.

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