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dweedle
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Supposed to be 2 films and more closely adapted to the novel

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/will-poutler-pennywise-the-clown-in-new-lines-it-remake-1201446495/

5/4/2015 10:43:22 PM

bdmazur
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Oh please no...

IT is still to this day my favorite horror film of all time. It's the reason why I was freaked out by clowns during the entire span of the 1990s.

No reason at all to touch it. Besides, no one will ever beat Tim Curry's portrayal.

5/5/2015 2:44:42 AM

GoldieO
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I don't normally watch movies if I've read the book bc they always disappoint, but Fukunaga did some great work on True Detective and I doubt I'll be undertaking to read It again anytime soon given its length. I may have to make an exception for this remake. Tim Curry was the only part of the tv version that worked in my opinion.

5/5/2015 6:38:36 AM

rjrumfel
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Thought the book was great until we found out it was a huge spider.

Thought the movie was great until we found out it was a huge spider.

Evil clowns with sharp teeth? Scary. Huge spiders? Not so much.

5/5/2015 7:47:17 AM

scotieb24
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^Totally agree (with the movie, didn't read the book).

I was like this is fantastic, this is fantastic, oh what the hell. I think that is what is most difficult about horror movies. The element of the unknown is scary in its own right. Once you put a face to something, many times it is a let down.

5/5/2015 8:48:31 AM

rjrumfel
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Well, I think King is kinda known for let downs at the end of his books. There are the big ones of course that are good, but a lot of his books, teh end is usually just "wtf." He's one of the best pop fiction writers for character development and story development, but sometimes the ends are just meh.

But he could write the YP and I'd still read it, so I can't really complain.

5/5/2015 10:35:11 AM

JCE2011
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They all float

5/5/2015 11:15:48 AM

Bullet
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looking forward to this. the book is incredible (although yeah, the ending could of been better), and the movie was pretty good, but definitely had that "made for tv" feel to it in a lot of parts, would be neat to see what they could do with an "R" rating.

5/5/2015 11:26:36 AM

Exiled
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Between this and The Stand I'm very excited. Maybe with a rekindling of interest in putting King's works back on screen we can get The Dark Tower into serious production.

5/5/2015 11:30:32 AM

rjrumfel
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Given Marvel's success with multiple platforms, maybe the original idea of spanning The Dark Tower series with both movies and tv shows will come to fruition.

5/5/2015 12:13:28 PM

eleusis
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Quote :
" He's one of the best pop fiction writers for character development and story development, but sometimes the ends are just meh.
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I've always felt the exact opposite about King's writing. I spend the majority of the book thinking "quit babbling and get to the fucking point", then enjoy the endings. It's the reason why I love his nightmares and dreamscapes series, because they're all the twisted storytelling he excels at without all the pointless fluff.

5/5/2015 11:44:56 PM

JeffreyBSG
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" a lot of his books, teh end is usually just "wtf." "


I agree with this 100%...I mean, off the top of my head I can probably think of 5 Stephen King books (other than IT) with shitty endings:

The Dark Tower
The Stand

Okay, just two. But the endings to these books REALLY suck. And the ending to IT really sucks too. It's definitely a theme that I've remarked on in his work.

It's laziness, really, how little attention and care he'll devote to the ending of a book he's spent 1000+ pages building up. He doesn't always do it (The Shining's ending, e.g., is perfect) but he does it way too frequently.

5/5/2015 11:59:16 PM

dalecooter
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i don't think the ending to the dark tower is that bad, with the exception of Patrick using the same eraser trick on the Red King. It's just not the ending we wanted i know i felt exhausted reading through all those books to only come back full circle to the first book.

oh yeah spoilers

5/8/2015 1:00:17 PM

Lokken
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what 'same' eraser trick? was it used elsewhere in the series?

The only other time i recall reading about PD is in Insomnia and I don't recall that trick making an appearance.

5/9/2015 2:29:41 PM

saps852
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Love to see what they could do with this and the freedom to have an R rating

anybody defending the made for tv movie clearly didnt read the book

didnt the end of It have a gangbang?

[Edited on May 9, 2015 at 2:45 PM. Reason : .]

5/9/2015 2:43:54 PM

dweedle
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...and shelved indefinitely

http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/its-curtains-for-cary-fukunagas-it-adaptation-20150526

5/26/2015 6:15:08 PM

goalielax
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any king remake should be shelved until i get my goddamn gunslinger movies/tv show

5/26/2015 10:39:39 PM

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