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‘It: Chapter 2’ Might Be In Some Big Trouble…

With the second trailer debuting last week to a great reception , it would seem that things couldn’t get any better for the sequel to the second adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, but you know what they say: what goes up must come down.

 

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Alas, this is only the second time Stephen King’s gigantic book has been adapted. Previously, the book was adapted in a two-part miniseries that debuted on television screen in 1990.

 

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This version, infamous for staring Tim Curry and a young Seth Green, became synonymous with the novel until the new film  came out in 2017. However, Frank Konigsbergand Larry Sanitsky were running Telepictures in the early 1980s when they had acquired the rights to the Stephen King novel. Konigsberg and Saitsky developed the miniseries from beginning to the end of pre-production, only leaving after Telepictures merged with Lorimar. Despite the merger, they retained company credit on the miniseries.

Konigsberg died in 2016 at the age of eighty-three, but Sanitsky, sixty-seven, is still alive. He might not be doing so well, however, since he is suing Warner Brothers.

As per Variety, Sanitsky is claiming the studio breached his contract by making the film adaptations, IT and IT: Chapter Two, without him.

The suite alleges two things. 1) Warner Brothers never consulted Sanitsky or Konigsberg about either film, and 2)  Warner Brothers stopped forking over profit statements for the miniseries back in 1995.

For the record, Warner Brothers issued its first participation statement since then in March, saying they owed the two $1 million. Santisky says that number is significantly understated, given that they are entitled to 10% of net profits of any remake, which the suit alleges would tally up to tens of millions of dollars.

 

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For the record, It was met with widespread critical and audience acclaim, boasting a a critical census of 85% with an average rating of 7.24 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and was a massive commercial success with a worldwide gross of $700 million.

While IT: Chapter 2 has yet to make it to theaters, it’s expected to make a ton of money once its release in September. Sanitsky intends to get paid or take Warner Bros. to court, through his and Konigsberg’s partnership’s corporate entities. They are represented by Dale Kinsella of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump and Aldisert.

In the meanwhile, Sanitsky now working on a film adaptation of Stephen King’s Tommyknockers, which he and Kongisberg also produced a TV adaptation of. As for Pennywise…

 

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…he will dance his way into theaters this September 6th .

 

Watch the trailer below!

 

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Chilling New Trailer For ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Released

Comic-Con is upon us, and with it comes a host of news from some of our favorite franchises, including a particular horror sequel with a very creepy clown.

 

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The latest trailer for IT: Chapter 2 has been released. Based on the second half on Stephen King’s novel, it follows the grown-up versions of The Losers Club as they return to their hometown of Derry, Maine to confront the demonic being known as “IT” and stop him from terrorizing more children.

 

Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader are among the cast of grown-up Losers, with Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as Pennywise, the evil clown that eats children every twenty-seven years.

 

Watch the new trailer here:

 

 

 

A new poster was also revealed:

 

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Are you excited for the return of Pennywise?

 

 

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Michael Rooker Climbs onto ‘The Dark Tower’ Adaptation!

Michael Rooker has joined Amazon’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, Deadline reports.

Rooker is no stranger to the Stephen King universe. He played Sheriff Alan Pangborn in George A. Romero’s adaptation of The Dark Half in 1993, but now he’s going to be a part of the new The Dark Tower series.

For reference, this adaptation has nothing to do with the 2017 movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Don’t feel too bad for the movie though. In addition to having a 16% percent on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 4.08/10, Stephen King properties get remade and characters get recast all the time.

 

Tim Curry as Pennywise

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In addition there’s It (1990)

 

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise

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and It (2017)

 

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…and Pet Sematary (1989)

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…and Pet Sematary (2019)

Ed Harris as Sheriff Pangborn

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The character has been featured twice after Rooker’s performance in The Dark Half. Sheriff Alan Pangborn was played by Ed Harris in Fraser C. Heston’s adaptation of Needful Things

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and by Scott Glenn in Hulu’s Castle Rock.

But back to this adaptation! It’s the origin story of gunslinger Roland Deschain and Randall Flagg aka The Man In Black.

 

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Sam Strike (EastEnders, Mindhunter, Leatherface) will play Roland Deschain…

 

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Jasper Pääkkönen (BlackKKlansman, Vikings) will play Randall Flagg aka The Man In Black…

 

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Michael Rooker is cast in an unknown role. We have confidence in him, given his roles as Merle Dixon in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

FanSided reports that the series is already in production and is currently filming in Croatia.

The Dark Tower is a series of eight books that follows Roland Deschain and his quest towards the Dark Tower, which is said to be the nexus of all universes. If you don’t think that’s cool, just remember the old saying: If it’s a Stephen King book, then it somehow connects to The Dark Tower.

(PS-The last book in the series is my favorite.)

 

 

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‘IT: Chapter 2’ Trailer Drops Thursday

In September 2017, IT terrified audiences and quickly left its mark as one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever. Covering the first half of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, it follows a group of teens dubbed The Losers Club being hunted by a demonic force that takes the form of an evil clown called Pennywise to murder children. After becoming the highest-grossing horror film of all time, a sequel quickly went into development.

The sequel, titled IT: Chapter 2, will focus on the second half of the novel and follow the main characters as grown-ups as they return to their hometown to kill the demon once and for all. News on the sequel has been scarce, but there is word that the first trailer will drop this week.

A billboard in Time Square confirmed that the trailer will drop Thursday at an unspecified time, with the tagline “Witness The End Of It”. The image was first spotted by Bloody Disgusting.

 


The cast of the film is pretty impressive. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone and Andy Bean lead the cast of grown Losers Club members as well as Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as Pennywise.

 

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The film is set to be released on September 6th.

 

 

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New Stephen King Book Cover Revealed!

A new Stephen King novel is always something to get excited about, and his latest one definitely sounds like a real page-turner.

King has revealed the cover of his new novel The Institute, which tells the story of a boy named Luke with special powers who is kidnapped and sent to a facility. As other children at the facility start to disappear, Luke must find a way to escape.

King has described the novel as a battle of “good vs. evil” with a story “as psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It

Announced in late January, the cover of the novel was revealed in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly.

 

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The book will be available September 10th.

 

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