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« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2017, 11:30:04 AM »
Maybe there will be some shots of the adults at the beginning or end of the film.

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« Reply #71 on: March 30, 2017, 05:38:54 PM »
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« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2017, 04:21:52 PM »
Maybe there will be some shots of the adults at the beginning or end of the film.
There will be a second movie following them as adults I believe.

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« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2017, 06:28:44 PM »
The Dark Tower got moved back another week to August.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/832395-the-dark-tower-release-date-moved-back-to-august#/slide/1

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« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2017, 08:13:01 AM »
Ok, after reading the comments on this thread I'm very much not exited about this movie. I was really hoping they would do a book by book adaptation. And I don't care if King is A/OK with this, at this point I have the feeling he just cares about the money

The Dark Tower TV series will adapt Stephen King's Wizard and Glass

Nice!

This is maybe the only good thing I've read about this. Wizard and Glass is one of my favorite books ever.
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« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
King doesn't just care for the money.  He already has all of the money.
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« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2017, 09:26:36 AM »
What hef said. Didn't he license Shawshank Redemption for $1 or something like that? Besides, this property above all others I don't think he'd give his blessing unless he really believed in what the creative team was doing.
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« Reply #77 on: April 26, 2017, 09:42:33 AM »
Exactly.  It's his magnum opus.  And in the past, he has certainly had no problem criticizing adaptations that were shit.

If he is saying good things about this, he means it.
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« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2017, 12:52:41 PM »
Not sure if this is the official "It" move thread as well.... but, LOL at this.

http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/788577/IT-movie-trailer-fear-of-clowns-Coulrophobia-Stephen-King-Pennywise

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Now professional clowns are furious with the new adaptation, following the 1990 TV miniseries with Tim Curry, because of how it will effect their business.

During an interview with Mel Magazine, one professional clown called Guilford ‘Gilly’ Adams, spoke out. They said: “It’s a dying profession. And the people who do it and scrape together a living have to grapple with the fact that it's cool and hip not to like clowns.

So, it's a dying profession, yet it's Pennywise's fault no one wants to hire a clown for their kid's birthday anymore?
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« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2017, 01:46:22 PM »
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« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2017, 02:05:20 PM »
I can understand where the guy is coming from to a small degree, but it's fairly obvious that his way of thinking about it is cringe-worthy at best. On the other hand, it might actually help their business. Stranger things have happened.
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« Reply #81 on: May 02, 2017, 11:44:31 AM »
Two teasers released today by Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, respectively. 

Here they are in one video.
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« Reply #82 on: May 02, 2017, 12:17:56 PM »
Giddy f'n up - trailer tomorrow.

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« Reply #83 on: May 03, 2017, 07:50:29 AM »
THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer (HD)

The trailer looks pretty good.  Also excited to see a few nods to the greater Stephen King universe.
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« Reply #84 on: May 03, 2017, 08:41:23 AM »
Trailer is awesome. Very excited for these movies now.

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« Reply #85 on: May 03, 2017, 09:05:00 AM »
Coolio!  Lots of adaptation-ing going on there.  I assume some of those fight scenes were with the Wolves?  But then, no shots/mentions of Eddie or Susannah?

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« Reply #86 on: May 03, 2017, 09:10:38 AM »
Coolio!  Lots of adaptation-ing going on there.  I assume some of those fight scenes were with the Wolves?  But then, no shots/mentions of Eddie or Susannah?

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Not sure that Eddie or Susannah are in this.  It's not a straight adaptation, more of a sequel of sorts to the novels, so they are playing with the timeline a little for this turn of the wheel.
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« Reply #87 on: May 03, 2017, 09:12:19 AM »
I assume Eddie and Susannah will show up in the next movie. I'm also really hoping that Roland let's Jake die in this one.

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« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2017, 09:14:11 AM »
I assume Eddie and Susannah will show up in the next movie.
I assume they will, as long as this one is successful enough to allow them to make another.
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« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2017, 09:52:47 AM »
I assume some of those fight scenes were with the Wolves?

It might have been Lud as well, considering the fact that Jake was being "kidnapped". Or, the more that I think about it, they might be taking elements from the wolves and Lud, and creating something different.
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« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2017, 10:55:24 AM »
That looks so good. I can't wait
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« Reply #91 on: May 03, 2017, 11:40:06 AM »
Coolio!  Lots of adaptation-ing going on there.  I assume some of those fight scenes were with the Wolves?  But then, no shots/mentions of Eddie or Susannah?

#stillpumpedforthis
Not sure that Eddie or Susannah are in this.  It's not a straight adaptation, more of a sequel of sorts to the novels, so they are playing with the timeline a little for this turn of the wheel.

Yeah, I knew it wasn't a straight adaptation, so it'll be interesting to see where this diverges and converges. 
I assume Eddie and Susannah will show up in the next movie.
I assume they will, as long as this one is successful enough to allow them to make another.

Good god, it better do well enough, or I'll be raging.

I assume some of those fight scenes were with the Wolves?

It might have been Lud as well, considering the fact that Jake was being "kidnapped". Or, the more that I think about it, they might be taking elements from the wolves and Lud, and creating something different.

I see what you're saying towards the end of the trailer, but @ 1:15 of this cut of the trailer, it doesn't look like Lud.  I'd place money that these are the Wolves coming in from Thunderclap, and then right after that, they're pillaging - presumably Calla Bryn Sturgis.  I'd set my watch and warrant on it.   :biggrin:

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« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2017, 11:43:58 AM »
The trailer looked good. I have only read the first book, maybe didn't even finish it, but am I understanging it right that this is not going to represent the things happening in the books in chronological order? Because some people have brought good arguments against the casting of Elba because of interactions of the main character with some racist woman with split personalities or something like that. At least the way I've seen it, it sounded like a good argument.

This does look a bit like The Gunslinger for a bit and then transition into Last Action Hero :D

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« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2017, 11:48:03 AM »
The trailer looked good. I have only read the first book, maybe didn't even finish it, but am I understanging it right that this is not going to represent the things happening in the books in chronological order?

As Orville said to Wilbur - "Your right!"

Because some people have brought good arguments against the casting of Elba because of interactions of the main character with some racist woman with split personalities or something like that. At least the way I've seen it, it sounded like a good argument.

I hadn't heard the connection of casting Elba in relation to the character of Detta/Odetta/Susannah/Mia.
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« Reply #94 on: May 03, 2017, 02:18:55 PM »
Looks good. So it looks like they combined a lot of elements from the first two books. I wonder if Eddie and Susannah will show up at the end.

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« Reply #95 on: May 03, 2017, 02:20:01 PM »
I see what you're saying towards the end of the trailer, but @ 1:15 of this cut of the trailer, it doesn't look like Lud.  I'd place money that these are the Wolves coming in from Thunderclap, and then right after that, they're pillaging - presumably Calla Bryn Sturgis.  I'd set my watch and warrant on it.   :biggrin:

Agreed that it does look like a village like the Calla, but the wolves don't look right. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if the director took liberties with their look and weaponry. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if very little of the books make it into the movie(s) and the eventual tv show that is being talked about. I do hope that they keep much of W&G, though.
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« Reply #96 on: May 03, 2017, 03:23:51 PM »
I see what you're saying towards the end of the trailer, but @ 1:15 of this cut of the trailer, it doesn't look like Lud.  I'd place money that these are the Wolves coming in from Thunderclap, and then right after that, they're pillaging - presumably Calla Bryn Sturgis.  I'd set my watch and warrant on it.   :biggrin:

Agreed that it does look like a village like the Calla, but the wolves don't look right. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if the director took liberties with their look and weaponry. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if very little of the books make it into the movie(s) and the eventual tv show that is being talked about. I do hope that they keep much of W&G, though.

Invariably, lots of "liberties" take place on any book-to-screen adaptation.  As long as it holds true to the overall theme, and they're true to the characters, I can live with deviation. 
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« Reply #97 on: May 03, 2017, 05:29:23 PM »
Ok, so that didn't excite me at all. Guess I will stand by myself on that side of the room.

Great use of the Music Box song from For a Few Dollars More though, now I want to watch that!
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« Reply #98 on: May 08, 2017, 05:46:34 PM »
Since we are talking It in this thread too, and there isn't a thread dedicated to It:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8fcXP3uLsU
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« Reply #99 on: May 08, 2017, 06:43:21 PM »
Since we are talking It in this thread too, and there isn't a thread dedicated to It:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8fcXP3uLsU

Its looking pretty good. Its going for the stranger things vibe which is fine by me. Even if this movie is awesome, I will still always LOVE the original film.
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« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2017, 10:34:42 AM »
The original television version of IT wasn't very good.  Tim Curry was great as Pennywise, but the rest was, well, what it was.
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« Reply #101 on: May 09, 2017, 10:57:52 AM »
I thought they did a decent enough job with the 1958 part of the story, but the adults, particularly at the end of the movie, were pretty bad.
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« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2017, 02:29:01 PM »
I saw the original IT when I was like around 9, so I can definitely chalk up a lot of the enjoyment to nostalgia. The first part when they were kids definitely scared the crap out me way back then and it was a blast. 👻
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« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2017, 08:56:35 PM »
Tim Curry was great

Tim Curry is never not great.

Of all the movies I've seen before having read the book, It is my top pick for "Wish I read the book first." I was around 13 when the miniseries came out, so the kid parts freaked me out too. I totally loved it. Looking back, after falling in love with the book, it doesn't hold up too well. I thought the cast was right on, and they got the look and feel of 1950s Derry. They even nailed some of the emotion. The scene where adult Bill hears Für Elise and tells the others he can't go on living in fear captures so much of what is the heart of their conflict.

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« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2017, 09:03:21 AM »
The Dark Tower got moved back another week to August.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/832395-the-dark-tower-release-date-moved-back-to-august#/slide/1

Not bothered too much... gives me more time to finish re-reading.  Though, I should get it done by early July, so it gives me the whole summer to re-read It.

I remember spending marathon sessions in college reading through The Dark Tower books attempting to catch up to new releases (2001-2004)... good times for sure.

Being excited for IT and honestly not thinking that I would be able to re-read the Tower books and IT both before the movies slam down to earth, I decided to give the audiobook version of IT a go... and IT is awesome!  Read by Steven Weber, and he does a tremendous job of nailing the emotion... so much so that my wife and I went out and bought bikes on Sunday and started riding again.  Give it a whirl if you want to cut the read time down a bit... it's worth IT.
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