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'IT’ Director Andy Muschietti on Reinventing Pennywise and Sequel Plans

http://collider.com/it-mo...=hootsuite


“We had the freedom of introducing any characters of the book, but I chose to expand that range of fears. Because I love the book, of course, but the book is basically childhood in the 50s, which is probably Stephen King’s experience growing up, kids going to the movies and watching monsters from Universal movies like The Mummy and Dracula and Frankenstein and those monsters that are very lovable but a bit dated if you’re going to make an adaptation of IT. I wanted to layer those fears and make them deeper and more strange.”
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Reply #1 posted 07/23/17 3:02am

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I'm looking forward to it but nobody has ever managed to take over a role from Tim Curry and improve upon his performance.
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Reply #2 posted 08/01/17 12:10am

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm looking forward to it but nobody has ever managed to take over a role from Tim Curry and improve upon his performance.

yeahthat I feel the same way about his performance as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), it's sheer perfection that can't be topped worship

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Reply #3 posted 08/01/17 3:30am

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EmmaMcG said:


I'm looking forward to it but nobody has ever managed to take over a role from Tim Curry and improve upon his performance.


yeahthat I feel the same way about his performance as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), it's sheer perfection that can't be topped worship

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Definitely. And I've been in productions of the Rocky Horror Show, as well as going to a lot of productions I wasn't in, and nobody I've ever seen even comes close to Tim Curry. So I don't expect It to be better than the original but I do think it looks like it might be pretty good. Hopefully.
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Reply #4 posted 08/03/17 11:28pm

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The trailer looks freakin terrifying, but I'll probably go and check it out anyway, I'm intrigued.

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Reply #5 posted 08/04/17 3:12am

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'IT' was the book that turned me onto SK, I've read almost all his books since.
I turned my nose up for years, 'Horror' & 'Best Seller' turned me off.
Boy was I wrong, I find his portrayal of childhood spot on & imo he's one of the best male writers when it comes to writing women in the first person.

I'm looking forward to this movie, also Dark Tower.
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Reply #6 posted 08/04/17 7:32am

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^ i hear you. for a while in the 1980s i just thought he was a ghost story writer. and oddly, the book "It" sort of turned me off his work at the time. but then i read "Green Mile". it has touches of supernatural and horror, but overall it is an amazing novel by an amazing writer. i have the feeling that King will be remembered for his 'horror' stories, but over time history will see the depth of his body of work. i love love LOVE that he gives us strong female protagonists and features feminist themes. love his work. Stephen King bow

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Reply #7 posted 08/04/17 8:50am

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XxAxX said:

^ i hear you. for a while in the 1980s i just thought he was a ghost story writer. and oddly, the book "It" sort of turned me off his work at the time. but then i read "Green Mile". it has touches of supernatural and horror, but overall it is an amazing novel by an amazing writer. i have the feeling that King will be remembered for his 'horror' stories, but over time history will see the depth of his body of work. i love love LOVE that he gives us strong female protagonists and features feminist themes. love his work. Stephen King bow

Check out Dolores Claiborne--the book and the movie.

Image result for dolores claiborne

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Reply #8 posted 08/04/17 8:53am

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carmela3 said:

'IT' was the book that turned me onto SK, I've read almost all his books since. I turned my nose up for years, 'Horror' & 'Best Seller' turned me off. Boy was I wrong, I find his portrayal of childhood spot on & imo he's one of the best male writers when it comes to writing women in the first person. I'm looking forward to this movie, also Dark Tower.

I'm really looking forward to the Dark Tower. I voraciouly read the first three novels in the '90s and couldn't wait for a sequel to The Wastelands... That was in 1997. Little did I know I would have to wait until 2012... mad lol

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Reply #9 posted 08/04/17 11:06am

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^ i hear you. for a while in the 1980s i just thought he was a ghost story writer. and oddly, the book "It" sort of turned me off his work at the time. but then i read "Green Mile". it has touches of supernatural and horror, but overall it is an amazing novel by an amazing writer. i have the feeling that King will be remembered for his 'horror' stories, but over time history will see the depth of his body of work. i love love LOVE that he gives us strong female protagonists and features feminist themes. love his work. Stephen King bow



Yeah, Green Mile is great too.
I don't even consider him a horror writer at this point tbh.
There's a fair bit of literary snobbery directed at him, I think you're right, history will see his work in all its depth.
What's your favourite King books?
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Reply #10 posted 08/04/17 11:12am

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carmela3 said:


'IT' was the book that turned me onto SK, I've read almost all his books since. I turned my nose up for years, 'Horror' & 'Best Seller' turned me off. Boy was I wrong, I find his portrayal of childhood spot on & imo he's one of the best male writers when it comes to writing women in the first person. I'm looking forward to this movie, also Dark Tower.

I'm really looking forward to the Dark Tower. I voraciouly read the first three novels in the '90s and couldn't wait for a sequel to The Wastelands... That was in 1997. Little did I know I would have to wait until 2012... mad lol


Lol so true, that was a long ass wait. Those last ones got fatter & fatter lol. Love it.
I see there's a series coming based on Mr Mercedes & I'm watching The Mist now, not bad so far.
Delores was brilliant, perfect casting Cathy Bates.
I'd love to see movies of The Talisman & Black House.
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Reply #11 posted 08/04/17 12:18pm

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carmela3 said:

XxAxX said:

^ i hear you. for a while in the 1980s i just thought he was a ghost story writer. and oddly, the book "It" sort of turned me off his work at the time. but then i read "Green Mile". it has touches of supernatural and horror, but overall it is an amazing novel by an amazing writer. i have the feeling that King will be remembered for his 'horror' stories, but over time history will see the depth of his body of work. i love love LOVE that he gives us strong female protagonists and features feminist themes. love his work. Stephen King bow

Yeah, Green Mile is great too. I don't even consider him a horror writer at this point tbh. There's a fair bit of literary snobbery directed at him, I think you're right, history will see his work in all its depth. What's your favourite King books?



i can't say i have one 'favorite'. recently, i read Mr. Mercedes. excellent story, engaging and well-written. also, i'm reading Bazaar of Dreams which features short stories/novellas sufficiently creepy enough to read slowly, just a little bit at a time neutral Mr. King can still scare me into checking locked doors at night lol

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Reply #12 posted 08/04/17 12:51pm

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XxAxX said:



carmela3 said:


XxAxX said:

^ i hear you. for a while in the 1980s i just thought he was a ghost story writer. and oddly, the book "It" sort of turned me off his work at the time. but then i read "Green Mile". it has touches of supernatural and horror, but overall it is an amazing novel by an amazing writer. i have the feeling that King will be remembered for his 'horror' stories, but over time history will see the depth of his body of work. i love love LOVE that he gives us strong female protagonists and features feminist themes. love his work. Stephen King bow



Yeah, Green Mile is great too. I don't even consider him a horror writer at this point tbh. There's a fair bit of literary snobbery directed at him, I think you're right, history will see his work in all its depth. What's your favourite King books?



i can't say i have one 'favorite'. recently, i read Mr. Mercedes. excellent story, engaging and well-written. also, i'm reading Bazaar of Dreams which features short stories/novellas sufficiently creepy enough to read slowly, just a little bit at a time neutral Mr. King can still scare me into checking locked doors at night lol


Lol he'd like that.
I really liked Mercedes, also Finders Keepers, I haven't got round to End of Watch yet.
Ah yeah, I love the short stories too.
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Reply #13 posted 08/04/17 3:03pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm looking forward to it but nobody has ever managed to take over a role from Tim Curry and improve upon his performance.

I do not agree. I would say and I have read others that have said the same, that Tim's performance was meant to be over the top! A little too silly because of limits to the tech. (yes I have read the book and seen the made for TV show). To me at times he was a little too silly... but it worked for a TV show... but there is so much more they can do today and with an R rating and a 4 to 5 hour (between 2 movies) running time. But there was nothing special about Tim's performance.

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Reply #14 posted 08/04/17 4:38pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



EmmaMcG said:


I'm looking forward to it but nobody has ever managed to take over a role from Tim Curry and improve upon his performance.


I do not agree. I would say and I have read others that have said the same, that Tim's performance was meant to be over the top! A little too silly because of limits to the tech. (yes I have read the book and seen the made for TV show). To me at times he was a little too silly... but it worked for a TV show... but there is so much more they can do today and with an R rating and a 4 to 5 hour (between 2 movies) running time. But there was nothing special about Tim's performance.



Well it remains to be seen if the new guy does it better. I don't think he will. It will be interesting to look back in 15, 20 years from now when people talk about It, will they still be talking about Tim Curry or will this new guy be seen as the definitive version.
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Reply #15 posted 08/04/17 5:01pm

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EmmaMcG said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I do not agree. I would say and I have read others that have said the same, that Tim's performance was meant to be over the top! A little too silly because of limits to the tech. (yes I have read the book and seen the made for TV show). To me at times he was a little too silly... but it worked for a TV show... but there is so much more they can do today and with an R rating and a 4 to 5 hour (between 2 movies) running time. But there was nothing special about Tim's performance.

Well it remains to be seen if the new guy does it better. I don't think he will. It will be interesting to look back in 15, 20 years from now when people talk about It, will they still be talking about Tim Curry or will this new guy be seen as the definitive version.

I think it will be different. But as I am cheap and lazy I doubt I will go see it in theaters...

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/17 5:02pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



EmmaMcG said:


OnlyNDaUsa said:



I do not agree. I would say and I have read others that have said the same, that Tim's performance was meant to be over the top! A little too silly because of limits to the tech. (yes I have read the book and seen the made for TV show). To me at times he was a little too silly... but it worked for a TV show... but there is so much more they can do today and with an R rating and a 4 to 5 hour (between 2 movies) running time. But there was nothing special about Tim's performance.



Well it remains to be seen if the new guy does it better. I don't think he will. It will be interesting to look back in 15, 20 years from now when people talk about It, will they still be talking about Tim Curry or will this new guy be seen as the definitive version.



I think it will be different. But as I am cheap and lazy I doubt I will go see it in theaters...



Lol, well I'll have to see it to see what it's like. I'm looking forward to it anyway.
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Reply #17 posted 08/04/17 5:03pm

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EmmaMcG said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I think it will be different. But as I am cheap and lazy I doubt I will go see it in theaters...

Lol, well I'll have to see it to see what it's like. I'm looking forward to it anyway.

me too!

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Reply #18 posted 08/06/17 6:49pm

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this same guy wants to do "the Jaunt"

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/17 8:50am

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King is my fave fiction writer. My Dad turned me on to him when I was a kid. An absolute genius when it comes to story ideas and his writing is very underappreciated, mostly because some critics get sniffy about a 'horror' writer.


Started with his short stories so I think I'll always have an affinity for them ... Battleground and The Man Who Loved Flowers are particularly brilliant and only a few pages long.

Can't wait for the IT film, but I agree with the earlier poster ... Tim Curry will take some beating.

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Reply #20 posted 08/07/17 10:56am

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purplethunder3121 said:

XxAxX said:

^ i hear you. for a while in the 1980s i just thought he was a ghost story writer. and oddly, the book "It" sort of turned me off his work at the time. but then i read "Green Mile". it has touches of supernatural and horror, but overall it is an amazing novel by an amazing writer. i have the feeling that King will be remembered for his 'horror' stories, but over time history will see the depth of his body of work. i love love LOVE that he gives us strong female protagonists and features feminist themes. love his work. Stephen King bow

Check out Dolores Claiborne--the book and the movie.

Image result for dolores claiborne

I love how he tied the eclipse into both Dolores Clairorne and Gerald's Game clapping

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Reply #21 posted 08/07/17 11:33am

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I watched the first movie version of "It" yesterday to fresh up my memory. The ending could be a little better, imo
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Reply #22 posted 08/07/17 11:54am

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I watched the first movie version of "It" yesterday to fresh up my memory. The ending could be a little better, imo

the end left out what happened in the city and left out how the kids got out...but I think the movie may have how they got out (the end of the adults part will be in PT 2)

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Reply #23 posted 08/08/17 8:40am

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Check out Dolores Claiborne--the book and the movie.

Image result for dolores claiborne

I love how he tied the eclipse into both Dolores Clairorne and Gerald's Game clapping

Geralds Game was good, been waiting on somebody to make a movie out of that

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Reply #24 posted 08/09/17 12:46am

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So who's going to catch Mr. Mercedes?


It's supposed to premiere tonights, it's got me curious but I'm sure I'll miss it.
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Reply #25 posted 08/14/17 9:30am

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Oh hell, saw the trailer this weekend. YIKES!!

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So who's going to catch Mr. Mercedes? It's supposed to premiere tonights, it's got me curious but I'm sure I'll miss it. [Edited 8/9/17 10:53am]



I can't get pass the mother and son dynamic, it really turns my stomach and makes me too uncomfortable to watch. Well, looks like I found my limit.


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The clown chick is scary than a mug boxed.

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