Remake of IT from the director of True Detective. Alright alright alright

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  1. Gitfiddle

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    Cary Fukunaga, fresh off his recent success directing HBO’s True Detective, is working on a script for the two-part remake of It. It appears that the first part will be about the kids and the second part about the adults. Fukunaga said, “There will be no spider at the end of our movie. We’re definitely honoring the spirit of Stephen King, but the horror has to be modernized to make it relevant. That’s my job, right now, on this pass. I’m working on making the horror more about suspense than visualization of any creatures. I just don’t think that’s scary. What could be there, and the sounds and how it interacts with things, is scarier than actual monsters.â€

    http://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/stephen-king-news-from-the-dead-zone-164/

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    That's scary too.
     
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    Remake of what
     
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    That novel has cinematic potential, as does Salems' Lot, The Stand and The Shining. I just don't think anybody has tapped it yet. Kubrick's was just a Kubrickian vision stripped of any Kingian elements of horror. Salems Lot plained suck both times as well as The Stand. They made it more character driven . . . .
     
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    Oh for fucks sake
     
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    You're crazy. The first Salem's Lot was one of the creepiest ever. Especially for a made-for-network TV miniseries in 1979.

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    it stole from Nosferatu.... the Danny Glick worked good, I admit that much . ..
     
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    It stole the look of the head vampire who appeared maybe two minutes total in the entire mini series. He's creepy as fuck so I can forgive the theft.

    In an age of movies with faggot sparkly vampires this is how it should be done.
     
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    I did that every night for 24 years:hhh:
     
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    Not including the spider is like remaking Jaws but not including the shark. And what's this bull shit about " but the horror has to be modernized to make it relevant."
    This guy thinks he's king shit because he made one successful show? I know the spider was kind of lame but it is part of the book; if he takes out Pennywise he can go fuck himself with a hair brush in the ass.
     
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    That's just vile. Who would do that to anyone?
     
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    Sorry dude. I was going to play along but then Dio made an outrageous statement that I had to respond to.
     
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    These Stephen King adaptations need to be miniseries on HBO or Showtime. Some of the epic ones can't be done in a 2.5-3 hour feature, and the content lends itself to not being censored.
     
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    I still have hope for a Dark Tower series ala GOT. It was very close to happening a few years ago through Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment but they couldn't get the funding. It was going to be an HBO miniseries and then a feature length film released in theatres.
     
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    I agree about the vampires of late, but Herzog already used Nosferatu the second time with his remake, but using that look the third time is as effective as if they would have used Bela Lugosi.

    Salem's Lot is :shit:
     
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    Rose Red, Storm of the Century, The Langolieers, Tommyknockers are all reasons why network TV should not be doing these anymore. The Stand was the last one on TV that was actually good ( excluding the hand of god which I always hated in the book anyways )....

    Now The Mist is a GREAT MOVIE ..... Let AMC or HBO pick up something and redo it
     
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    sounds like every book stephen king ever wrote
     
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    Just finished watching True Detectives last night.

    Perhaps the best mini-series on TV since Lonesome Dove.

    A true masterpiece.

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