Ever since the smash hit that was IT floated above expectations, every company with Stephen King properties has been itching to jump on the money train. King’s work has always been often adapted, commonly tossed about Hollywood, but the current surge’s quality and impact is impressive, overall. There are at least 28 or more Stephen King tales being considered, be it trapped development hell all the way up to upcoming productions. Today, we look over what the king of horror and prolific work might have in store for us, in theaters and on the small screen. (more…)
Now not all clowns are creepy, but unless you’re Bozo or Ronald McDonald the scale tends to lean towards creepy. This new trailer for Stephen King‘s IT certainly isn’t helping as it takes the creepy clown to the next level, the truly horrifying level of Pennywise. Director Andrés Muschietti has delivered a trailer that should delight horror fans. Check it out below. (more…)
Back in July we got a first look at Bill Skarsgard in his Pennywise the clown makeup, now we’ve got a look at the full costume thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Emmy winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Deadwood, Madmen) has certainly delivered a costume and look that will get fans talking. Are you ready to revisit that clown that scared the crap out of you back in the day? (more…)
Warner Bros. has found their clown in Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) for the two-part remake of Stephen King‘s fantastically horrific It. Now some might be asking themselves what happened to Bill Poulter, wasn’t he in line to go white-face? When director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of no Nation) left the production over creative differences last year, it looks like the new director Adres Muschietti (Mama) wanted his own stamp of approval for the role. (more…)
After Cary Fukunaga walked away from New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It, the project was thought to be dead by pretty much everyone, including King, himself. Given the surprising casting of We’re The Millers’ Will Poulter as the terrifying creature/alluring clown Pennywise, plenty of people were curious to see just what Fukunaga had in store for the new vision of the tale. Well, writer/director Vincenzo Natali has just released some concept art that may scare you enough to wish that It was still a reality. (more…)
There are plenty of movie lovers out there that cannot stomach remakes. For many people, updating an existing property, especially one that is attached to warm nostalgia, is an almost unforgiveable offense and death threats via social media to the offending movie makers is almost a given these days. On the other side of the coin, there are films out there that, while absolutely wonderful, are due for an update. Stephen King’s It is one of those films. For years, the R-rated reboot has been heading towards production and just recently, it appeared that the film had found its Pennywise in We’re the Millers’ Will Poulter. It appears that excitement for the project may have been a bit premature, however, as director Cary Fukunaga has officially stepped away from the film. (more…)
It’s hard to imagine anyone topping Tim Curry‘s Pennywise in Stephen King‘s It television miniseries, but director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) is going to give it his best shot. He’s been tasked with creating part one of a two-part It. Fukunaga recently talked about finding his Pennywise to the Brazilian newspaper O Globo. (more…)
Stephen King‘s It, the bestselling novel and subsequent TV miniseries responsible for more cases of coulrophobia than John Wayne Gacy, Bozo, and McDonald’s combined, looks to at last be on the fast track to the big screen. (more…)
Clowns. They’re scary as hell and many people underestimate their capacity for killing and eating children. Once, Stephen King tried to warn us about them with his book It. Now, that story will be told on the big screen and the scariest clown ever, Pennywise, will be coming back to freak the living crap out of a new generation of kids and adults alike.
It was, in my opinion, one of Stephen King’s better and creepier books, following the lives of a group of friends in both present and past as they dealt with a terrible, evil clown in their hometown. The book was made into a TV mini-series back in the 90s, but now the clowns at Warner Brothers are looking to capitalize a little more and make It into not one film, but two. This is the culmination of a project that has been “in the works” for more than a decade.
So far, Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) has been set to direct as well as to help co-writer Chase Palmer with the script. Though it may seem an unnecessary remake to some, the chance to bring It to the movie theater presents some new opportunities to make it as gruesome and screwed-up as King’s book was, as opposed to the water-down treatment that was necessary to get the mini-series cleared for television audiences.
Personally, I think that if they don’t release the two movies reasonably close to each other, it’s not going to work too well. Part of the movie is suspense, and a year-long or more wait is definitely a suspense killer. And, of course, it’s going to be really hard to top Tim Curry’s pure evil as Pennywise.
Whatcha think, Nerdreaders? Good or bad? Can anyone in the world be as cool as Curry the Clown? Just another attempt at making ca$h?
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