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Comic-Con International got its 2017 edition off to a roaring start today with an extended look at Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but even before that began, selected attendees enjoyed an advanced look at a trio of hot horror titles last night. It Known as "Preview Night," Wednesday evening provided an opportunity for horror-movie fans to get excited as three upcoming thrillers were previewed. It came first. Based on Stephen King's massive novel, the movie was directed by Andy Muschietti, who presented a new clip (after an introduction by King). Then the young stars were introduced and they presented another new clip, featuring a brief look at the evil Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard), followed by a new trailer. We're hoping to see these all videos soon. It...
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- Peter Martin
In the latest, “one novel being split into a two-part film adaptation” news, director Andrés Muschietti has confirmed that his take on Stephen King’s horror classic “It” will unfold over the course of two R-rated movies. In an interview with Variety, Muschietti goes into detail about the production process of his first “It” film (which is out in September), the contemporaneous development of Part II, and his philosophy of horror cinema.
Continue reading Andrés Muschietti Confirms ‘It’ Sequel, Talks Going R-Rated at The Playlist. »
- Eli Fine
When New Line’s It movie creeps into theaters in two months’ time, it’ll join the horror pantheon.
At least, that’s according to Joe Hill (son of the great Stephen King), who took part in a recent Q&A session to field all manner of questions about Andy Muschietti’s two-part adaptation. It’s not your typical book-to-screen translation, given how Muschietti plans to release a sequel in the not-so-distant future to revisit the Losers Club 30 years after the fact, when they decide to bring an end to Pennywise’s reign of terror once and for all. It’s an ambitious, somewhat unconventional spin on a novel many consider to be among King’s best, so with that in mind, consider us on board.
Stick a pin in that one for now, because with Sdcc getting underway in San Diego, New Line is in attendance to promote its »
- Michael Briers
Comic-Con has begun teasing the attendees of its 2017 gathering with the sorts of exclusive footage and behind-the-scenes tidbits meant to stoke anticipation for upcoming movies and TV shows. But nothing gets the heart racing and the pulse pounding quite like hearing all about the kinds of jaw-dropping imagery unveiled in the big convention, and be subsequently told, “Oh, but you can’t see any of it.” Because if there’s one thing proven to be true, it’s that the entire world adheres to The Matrix philosophy: No one can be told what something is, they have to experience it for themselves. (Except for Joe Dirt, which is a garbage film you do not need to watch.)
And everyone who managed to crowd into a room last night to see a few new scenes from the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It seems to have come away »
- Alex McLevy
Warner Bros. has released a San Diego Comic-Con poster for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It featuring the Losers’ Club as they are stalked by Bill Skarsgard’s malevolent being Pennywise; check it out here…
See Also: It director reveals that the second movie will likely shoot next year
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for It here
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
It is set for release on September 8th, 2017, with Andy Muschietti directing Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise alongside Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Cops and Robbers), Jeremy Ray Taylor »
- Amie Cranswick
There are few upcoming horror films generating levels of anticipation as high as those associated with It. Though it’s not due to arrive in theatres until September, the trailers so far released have proved incredibly popular, and even Stephen King himself is apparently happy with the project. But horror movies are notoriously difficult to predict in terms of box office success, which is why It, in particular, poses such an interesting prospect in terms of sequels.
The source material for the movie – the famously controversial novel written by Stephen King – is a vast, spine-chilling tome, and when it was last adapted for the screen, it was as a television movie in two parts. The first focused on a group of children trying to fend off a shape-shifting, child-eating demon that often manifests as Pennywise the Clown, and the second part focused on the same group as adults, returning to face the same monster. »
- Sarah Myles
We haven’t even gotten the first part of Stephen King’s It yet, but the hype and excitement around the film is so big that director Andy Muschietti has stated that he is confirmed to return for the second film. While… Continue Reading →
The post Andy Muschietti Is Confirmed for It Part 2 appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
You can only see his silhouette, but the red balloon Pennywise holds promises unimaginable terrors in a new Comic-Con poster for It.
Based on Stephen King's epic 1986 novel of the same name, It is enjoying a big presence at this year's Comic-Con, and our own Heather Wixson was on hand to watch new footage from the film last night at the ScareDiego event, and con-goers can also enjoy an immersive It-based virtual reality experience in the Interactive Zone.
Check out the new poster below, and check here for our latest Comic-Con coverage live from San Diego.
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest »
- Derek Anderson
A new poster for Stephen King’s It has come out of Comic-Con and it has the tagline, “You’ll float too“. You’ll also see The Losers’ Club standing in fog with Pennywise in the background, holding his signature red balloon. Directed… Continue Reading →
The post #SDCC17: New It Poster Bears a Familiar Tagline appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Stephen King is a master of horror, and the films made from his books are some of the most iconic in history.
We're beyond excited for two new movies this year, both based on his work. The Dark Tower is getting its first film adaptation with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in leading roles, and It is getting a remake (the trailer is already giving us crazy chills).
While one film is about an alternate post-apocalyptic reality and the other is about a scary clown, we know that no matter what it is, if Stephen King is involved, it'll be epic. Check out our supercut of Stephen King adaptations below, and look out for The Dark Tower when it hits theatres Friday August 4th, »
- Adriana Floridia
There certainly were a lot of spooky things happening off-site from the San Diego Comic-Con with Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s ScareDiego program, which featured appearances from It director Andy Muschietti and stars Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan… Continue Reading →
The post #SDCC17: Stephen King’s It – Wicked Props on Display! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema stole the horror show on Preview Night of the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con as they hit the ground running with a triple threat of New It footage plus a Q&A with the film’s director… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
When Warner Bros. first began developing its adaptation of the Stephen King horror classic It, the initial plan was to shoot it as a single film, before the studio decided to go down the same route as the TV miniseries, splitting the book in two and following the Losers Club as children in the first movie, before catching up with them as adults in the sequel.
Since then, we’ve heard very little about whether the studio intends on sticking to the two-movie format, while director Andy Muschietti has recently added a couple of projects to his slate in the Robotech movie and Locke & Key pilot., casting some doubt as to whether that remains the plan. However, the filmmaker has now revealed to Variety that the second movie is indeed happening, and will likely shoot in 2018.
“We are doing [two films],” said Muschietti. “We’ll probably have a script for the second part in January. »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Brew Jul 20, 2017
The second of the two new films based on Stephen King's It will start filming next year.
The new film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, as you may already know, is being split into two films. The first is in the can, and set for release this September. Andres Muschietti has directed it, and he’s on board for the second film of the story too.
But when should we expect it? Glad you asked.
Muschietti has been chatting to Variety, and revealed that the plan is to get the next It movie moving properly next spring. “We’ll probably have a script for the second part in January” , he said.
“Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids”.
If prep is kicking off in March, »
High praise from Stephen King’s son. Taking part in a Q&A session this week, author Joe Hill (Locke & Key) raved about Andres Muschietti’s upcoming adaptation of It, revealing that he saw it at an advanced screening a few weeks back and absolutely loved it. Furthermore, he felt pretty comfortable calling it one of the […] »
- John Squires
Kennedy ran the successful 1960 presidential campaign for his brother, John F. Kennedy, and served as U.S. Attorney General and top adviser to his brother between 1961 and 1963. He remained in the post for President Lyndon B. Johnson for several months after his brother’s assassination, then resigned to run for the U.S. Senate, representing New York.
Kennedy served until his assassination in June, 1968, while seeking the Democratic presidential nomination on a platform of ending U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
- Dave McNary
While the trailers for The Dark Tower aren’t really doing it for me anymore, there’s another reason to look forward to Nikolaj Arcel‘s adaptation of the Stephen King saga. As previously reported, the film allegedly calls back to several of King’s other works. Two have been confirmed in the film’s first trailer. On the desk of […] »
- Brad Miska
The hype for It is getting a little too real. Andy Muschietti's adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel is shaping up to be a horror hit of epic proportions: audiences are clamoring for the film (a recent trailer shattered previous view records), all signs point to the studio being happy with the film, and now, it Muschietti has stated that he will return for a sequel that will pick up with the adult half of King's story and bring the saga of It to a close. When Variety asked the director point blank if there would be … »
- Haleigh Foutch
See Also: Idris Elba wanted for Dark Tower TV series Wizard and Glass
Meanwhile, the British Board of Film Classification has revealed that the movie will run for just 95 minutes. That is likely to be disappointing to some fans who were hoping for an in-depth take on the saga, but as previously revealed, the movie will serve as a sequel – or rather “a canon continuation” – to King’s books, rather than a straight-up adaptation.
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an »
- Gary Collinson
One of the bummers of the 1990 adaptation of It is that the titular monster was mostly in his Pennywise form throughout the entire thing. In Stephen King’s novel, however, “It” took the form of a homeless leper, a werewolf and even the shark from Jaws, appearing in different forms to different characters. We already […] »
- John Squires
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