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Robert Gray

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I simply don't care to see them "re-imagine" it set in modern times. A great deal of the story comes from the specific time and setting in which it takes place, namely the 1950s. The book isn't just a horror story with a monster that is plug and play. What kids found frightening in the nineteen eighties was vastly different and would not resonate the same. Moreover, the way kids interacted with adults and their environment was different too. Changing the temporal setting is an awful notion beyond any other garbage step Hollywood takes.

Let's think about what monster movies kids were going to see in the eighties for a moment. Will Pennywise be taking the form of Jason, Michael Myers, or Freddy? You must remember that the cycle of monsters had shifted during that time and the classics were definitely out. They were played more for humor and not horror. They might (and I expect they will) simply ignore the time period in which they set it and pretend kids in the eighties were still frightened by werewolves and mummies. That would feel false, like an artificial ham-handed manipulation.

While I find it unlikely that those involved in this possible remake come here (or even care what we say) let me make this simple suggestion. If you want to make this book into a movie or several, take the source material and stay true to it. It doesn't need to be set in modern times for people to "get it."
 

Dark Tower

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I couldn't agree more! Although the MFTVM was decent, if they're going to remake this it needs to be as true as possible to the book. Yes it may be long but I think it's worth it if done right.

The time period needs to be the same as in the book. Some things aren't horrible to adapt to modern times, Carrie for example. Notice I said aren't horrible. I didn't say good. But some need to keep their era intact.
 

DiO'Bolic

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What if sometimes they come back and Pennywise somehow reappears 30 years later. Say they made a movie based on that return. Who do you think could play the Loser’s Club in their 70’s (and a couple would have to appear only in visions as we know some didn’t quite make it out of the 1980’s)?
 
My choices:
Bill Denbrough – Harrison Ford
Ben Hanscom – James Caan
Hike Hanlon – Morgan Freeman
Richie Tozier – Martin Mull
Beverly Marsh – Jane Fonda
Eddie Kaspbrak - Woody Allen
Stan Uris – John Voit


(And Pennywise – Robert Downey Jr)
 

carrie's younger brother

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What if sometimes they come back and Pennywise somehow reappears 30 years later. Say they made a movie based on that return. Who do you think could play the Loser’s Club in their 70’s (and a couple would have to appear only in visions as we know some didn’t quite make it out of the 1980’s)?
 
My choices:
Bill Denbrough – Harrison Ford
Ben Hanscom – James Caan
Hike Hanlon – Morgan Freeman
Richie Tozier – Martin Mull
Beverly Marsh – Jane Fonda
Eddie Kaspbrak - Woody Allen
Stan Uris – John Voit


(And Pennywise – Robert Downey Jr)
Great cast... the movie would over budget 10 time over with just their salaries though! LOL :add:
 

Manxkitti

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I have to agree that it should be set in the time period of the book. I'm a child of the 70's and 80's myself, and when I was in junior and senior high school, The Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th movies, etc were the popular horror movies. I watched the classic horror movies such as The Mummy, Dracula (the Lugosi and Karloff versions) and they didn't scare me a bit. So, yeah, I really hope they stick to the book.
 

KRamirez9294

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So apparently my boyfriend had found out that Warner Brothers was thinking about remaking IT into a 2 part movie. Nothing really confirmed but I just found out this past summer and was so excited about the idea because the t.v. movie did the book zero justice! But I got to thinking about how movies being remade are basically all the same. Too much gore but those of you who have read it know that's not the issue. So what do you guys think about the possible remake?
 
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KRamirez9294

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The thing with remake is that they put to much to them. I think that they try to hard and do the same old thing. Too much gore and sex. But ironically that's not much of an issue with the book itself. I only hope that they do stick to the book but don't get lazy with it. If I had it my way I would include everything but that would be impossible. I just wonder that if they do stick with the book what are they going to do about the kids characters? Will they just have 20 somethings pretending to be children? Or just change them to being teenagers? I hope they don't ruin it like they did with Carrie and use that dumb girl (sorry to offend anyone) or use the same over rated actors or cast like Megan Fox as Beverly.
 
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Gavin Logan

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Id rather think of this as a new adaptation of the book rather than a remake of the older movie. I think Fukunaga will do a great job. True Detective was majestic!
 
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