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New Adaptation of Stephen King's 'It' Has Moved Over to New Line

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May 21, 2014
Source: THR

Stephen King's It

It's been over five years since we heard Warner Bros. was working on a new adaptation of Stephen King's clown horror novel It, and the most recent development had director Cary Fukunaga adapting the creepy story of Pennywise the clown into two films. Now there's been a slight change of pace because THR reports It will now be heading over to New Line Cinema, which isn't a big deal because it's a division of Warner Bros. anyway, but the studio is just getting a little more picky about the films that they produce. That's not to say this is a sub-par project, but New Line Cinema is better geared towards genre movies now. Read on!

The original 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. One film will focus on the children's portion of the story, while another will follow them as adults. Fukunaga is now coming off a truckload of praise for "True Detective" and the though of him bringing that style to Stephen King's It gives me the chills. Here's hoping New Line gets the project off the ground soon to follow their success with The Conjuring. Sound good?

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  • crystaltowers
    Watched the original once, and found it a massive waste of time. A finale in which the adults corner the clown in a cave, attempting to kill it with a sling shot? Oh, and the clown turns out to really be a big spider. Seems legit. One of the dumbest stories I've ever seen, heard or watched. The title really needed "Sh" in front of it.
    • Brian Sleider
      The book is way better. Comparing an adaption of a novel made for tv to a big budget made for the screen movie is asinine.
      • crystaltowers
        If it's asinine to compare a film remake to a previous release, then you must be annoyed by a huge number of comments on every film website in the world.
        • Brian Sleider
          Again comparing A MADE FOR TV movie to a Big budget Hollywood movie is asinine, but reading is hard.
          • crystaltowers
            Understood you the first time. Still nothing wrong with commenting that I didn't like the original release of something, under a news article announcing another release.
          • Brian Sleider
            No, there isnt but you went on to say the story itself is stupid. Despite being made from a WIDELY popular work of fiction, now was the adaptation high quality? Not really, but the work it was adapted from is amazing if you can stomach reading 1100 pages I recommend it. That is the work you should comparing this too as that is the work that is being adapted.
    • grimjob
      Enjoyed it as a kid, but its hard to watch now. It really is a terrible movie. Tim Curry is the only reason to watch it. I'll probably watch again at some point, just for him. But yes, not a movie that was well done.
  • DAVIDPD
    It won't be the same without Tim Curry. They isn't anyone who could carry the role like Curry.
    • grimjob
      They certainly isn't. I love that man.
    • Brian Sleider
      He was quite good as Penny Wise.
    • avconsumer2
      Sadly, also enjoyed John Ritter's work there. Some of his best.
    • Will
      ah . Bull oney . lol
  • Gex
    I could see them doing better than the miniseries. That said, I'm going to have a hard time judging it to be a better film without Tim Curry in a clown suit making out with one of the protagonists, and then saying, "Kiss me fat boy!"
  • Will
    can't wait .

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