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Movie Review: Stephen King’s IT (2017)
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Stephen King’s IT
Directed by Andy Muschietti
Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman
Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: September 8, 2017

The first adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It was a 1990 mini-series starring Tim Curry as the child-eating monster. The ambitious project from director Tommy Lee Wallace tried in vain to fit all 1,100 pages of King’s epic novel into two 2-hour blocks and the results were a mixed bag. The first half is nearly universally beloved thanks to some great child acting and Curry chewing the scenery and stealing nights of sleep as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The second half focuses on the adults 27 years later returning to stop the evil again and it falters heavily from cheesy overacting and a universally “be-loathed” giant spider ending.

Coincidentally, it’s 27 year later, and Mama director Andy Muschietti took what worked back in 1990 and focused an entire film on it with Stephen King’s IT.

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‘True Detective’ Season 3 Is Officially Happening At HBO
The Movie God   |  

True Detective

It’s been three years, believe it or not, since True Detective arrived on HBO to massive critical praise. It’s actually already been two years since the not so well-received second season ended.

A third season was a large question mark for a long while now. Back at the beginning of the year, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said ideas were being exchanged but they weren’t rushing things. Now comes word that season three is officially happening, and some details have been shared.

More on the new season’s story and who’s involved below.

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Video: Featurette For Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Movie “Face Your Fears”
The Movie God   |  

Stephen King's IT Movie

The release of the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror favorite IT draws ever closer, and marketing is in full swing.

A new featurette for the movie has been released, which is titled “Face Your Fears.” The featurette includes plenty of clips from the movie, paired with interviews with various cast and crew, including King.

Continue below to check out the video.

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Movie: Cary Fukunaga Elaborates On Why He Left, and You Will Not Like It
The Movie God   |  

Pennywise in Stephen King's It

A couple of months ago Cary Fukunaga spoke for the first time about why he departed a planned two-movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror novel It after dedicating three years of his life to developing it. An adaptation that fans of the book were very excited about—rare for something with a popular existing adaptation—after seeing Fukunaga’s work directing the first season of HBO’s True Detective.

At the time Fukunaga didn’t reveal much, only that he and New Line Cinema did not see eye to eye on what kind of movie they wanted it to be. But now the director has spoken on the subject once again, offering a much more detailed account of what went down, and those who were devastated to see him depart the project (movie fans, to be more specific) will not be happy to read what they’re about to read.

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Cary Fukunaga Shares Thoughts On ‘It’ Departure
The Movie God   |  

Pennywise in Stephen King's It

It was a sad, sad day when we found out that True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga had decided to walk away from the two-part movie adaptation of Stephen King’s horror tome It after a dispute with New Line Cinema on the direction of the project. He had been working on development for about three years.

Now Fukunaga has finally shared his thoughts on the departure. But don’t continue below expecting to see an angry, frustrated rant aimed toward New Line. No matter how infuriated the director was by the way things played out, he took the high road when talking about what happened. At least this time.

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Trailer For Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix Movie ‘Beasts Of No Nation’
The Movie God   |  

Beasts of No Nation

Remember when you were super excited that True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga was working on a new two-part movie adaptation of Stephen King’s It? Well, after multiple years of development, Warner Brothers passed that project along to New Line Cinema, and Fukunaga didn’t like how things were going so he got up and walked away from years of work. Now Mama director Andy Muschietti is working on the adaptation of King’s novel.

But Fukunaga isn’t completely disappearing, if that was a fear of yours. He also made an original movie for Netflix titled Beasts of No Nation. The movie stars Idris Elba (Star Trek Beyond, Pacific Rim) as the leader of a mercenary group of fighters who take in a young West African boy (played by newcomer Abraham Attah) and train him to become a soldier.

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for the movie, and you can check it out below.

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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Movie Finds A New Director
The Movie God   |  

Pennywise in Stephen King's It

The two-part movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s It has found itself a new director.

The adaptation was being developed by Cary Fukunaga, the director of season one of HBO’s True Detective, for multiple years, and fans of It and the director’s work were all pretty excited. Then it all went to Hollywood Hell a couple of months back—because why should we get things that we want—when we found out that Fukunaga had reached his breaking point and departed the project after clashing swords with New Line Cinema, who had been passed the project from big sister studio Warner Brothers, over demands that the budget be cut.

At the time It was delayed indefinitely, and because of the Poltergeist remake‘s poor performance it was unclear if the movie would happen at all. With the hiring of a new director, it appears the plan is to still make this thing happen. So who did New Line choose to replace Fukunaga as the director of this movie based on King’s massive story about a group of kids (and eventual adults) dealing with fear incarnate?

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Cary Fukunaga No Longer Directing Stephen King’s ‘It’ Movie
The Movie God   |  

Pennywise in Stephen King's It

In Hollywood, directors and actors become attached to projects only to eventually drop out of those projects almost as often as studios shift their upcoming movies’ release dates. It happens all the time, and so usually it’s easy for a movie fan to shrug it off and get on with their day. But this one…this one stings. A lot.

It’s being reported that Cary Fukunaga has walked away from the two-movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s massive horror tome It that he’s been working on for multiple years now. The devastating turn of events for those who have been eagerly awaiting what Fukunaga’s take on the horror classic might look like comes after the director reportedly clashed with studio New Line Cinema on numerous occasions.

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Pennywise The Clown Has Been Cast For Two-Part ‘It’ Adaptation
The Movie God   |  

Pennywise in Stephen King's It

The terrifying being known simply as “It” from Stephen King’s It, which has haunted most people’s childhood in its most familiar form, Pennywise the Clown (played memorably by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation), has been cast for the upcoming new movie adaptation of the book…and it is without a doubt an actor far, far away from the actors you were thinking might be cast.

It’s being reported that Will Poulter, the 22-year-old British actor best known for his roles in the comedy We’re the Millers and The Maze Runner, is in negotiations to play Pennywise.

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Cary Fukunaga To Shoot ‘It’ Next Summer; Stephen King Gives His Blessing
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Stephen King's It

We’ve been hearing about a new adaptation of author Stephen King‘s horror meganovel It for a long time now, and it looks like the time for it to finally become a reality is fast approaching. A couple of years back we found out that Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga would be making a two-part adaptation of the book, something that became even more exciting when people got a better idea of what Fukunaga brings to the table after seeing his work directing all eight episodes of the first season of HBO’s True Detective.

Producer Dan Lin spoke about It recently, saying that the current plan is to start officially prepping the first movie in March for a summer 2015 shoot. He also said that they even have the blessing of King himself, which should help fans of the book to feel better about the adaptation.

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