It remake

Discussion in 'IT' started by Gina_Bobina, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Gina_Bobina
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    Is it still happening? Does anyone know? I'm re-reading the book now and can not wait for a better adaptation of the book.
  2. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Hi Gina_Bobina - great name!
    Cannot answer your question, but welcome to the SKMB anyway!
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  3. FlakeNoir
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    Welcome to the site. :) Have a look through this thread, I'm sorry I don't have anything new to add. (Perhaps Ms. Mod may at some stage though?)
  4. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...allow me to provide some lovely hold music while we wait....

  5. Gina_Bobina
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    Thanks for the welcome!! And thanks for the link. I watched the preview and now I'm more excited than ever for the remake! I have to admit, I didn't watch the first movie all the way through because it didn't stay true to the book. I'm hoping this time the movie will mirror the book more. Looks like it may not come out until 2015 because that will be 30 years and you know, IT comes back every 30 years....eeeekkk.
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    No idea if it's still being considered. We're not in the loop on that one so we find out news about it the same as anyone else--reports on the internet.
  8. Anthea M
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    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    I loved the book and enjoyed the film. With CGI technology it is a wonder that It Has been remade.
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  9. Gerald
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    It's still on. The director is Cary Fukunaga. Apparently they want to do it in two parts again. First focusing on the children, then the adult part.

    From what I understand it's gonna be for theatres. If that's the case, I think it is some sort of first, to do a horrorfilm (based on a novel, or at all) in two parts for the cinema. We've seen it done with Harry Potter or Twilight, but those are part of a larger series and not horror.

    You kind of wonder if the 'break' between the two releases will have an effect on the traditional building of tension in horrorfilms. Of course tv-series can have long breaks too between seasons, but series are different from cinematic horrorfilms.

    I'm excited to see it done for the cinema, as it offers lots of opportunities. The book has a large canvas. I hope they don't decide to do it for tv again. As with Salem's Lot it seems a bit pointless to do a mini-series again. I think tv has clear drawbacks, certainly with the built-in, timed commercial breaks, which hinder a more natural flow of the story. Also special effects in theatrical films are often more impressive than those on tv.
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  10. McGinnisNC
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    I feel like a trilogy would suit this book best, but I wouldn't want them to leave ANYTHING out...and that might be a tad more than rated R!
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  11. Echo Looper
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    Cary Fukunaga did an absolutely stunning job with True Detective, so I'd actually be interested in this IT remake. True Detective had a dark, moody, dreamy & supernatural element to it that played slightly psychedelic at times (with a lot of heart as well.) It all depends on the casting and pacing but in my opinion Fukunaga will be great. Now if we can also get Guillermo Del Toro onboard for the creation of ITs monsters, now we are talking. (He once expressed interest in this)

    I'd personally love to see a Netflix or HBO single-season miniseries because there's so many layers to this book, but 2 movies might be great too. We will see, hopefully sooner than later...

    They should also perhaps bring in this new screen-writer guy on the scene named Stephen King. (he's not too shabby so I've heard)
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  12. HMW
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    I ditto that!
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  13. CriticAndProud
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    CriticAndProud Resident Australian Adolescent

    Stephen King’s It Remake Changes Studios

    Delays, Delays. I personally don't want it remade at all. The original book (and the miniseries for that matter) are too dear to my heart. Unless it is perfect in every single way, I will be disappointed. I wish I could be more optimistic, they do sound like they will try their hardest and I respect them for that, but it probably won't be enough for me.
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  14. MaddenSudeikis
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    It is thankfully be remade still! I loved original, but am tickled to get to see it on big screen!
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  15. xkittyx
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    I want a remake badly! The original... cheese-tastic. It's serviceable, I suppose, for the time when it was made... but the amazing book deserves a much better adaptation that is true to the story, and not toned down for TV. It needs an R rating for sure, and no holds barred on the goods!
  16. MaddenSudeikis
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    I agree. I think it could go even darker as well. Original was scary, but sitting in a dark theatre and w/ a darker film it could make chills rise up all over my arms.
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  18. jt0565
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    HBO needs to option IT for about 8 episodes. They have the budget and desire. Just look at Game of Thrones and how well they did with that. And once that is going they need to start on the Tower series and have 7 seasons. One for each book.
  19. Echo Looper
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    Amen to this...movie/tv making has the technology now to do fantastical settings and material justice...and audiences want it

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