13 Things We Know About The New IT Remake

I’m sure by now, everyone has seen the new IT trailer, and if you’re like me, you’re freaking pumped up. Granted, the trailer has some issues, and made the film almost look like it’s going to be another run-of-the-mill Hollywood jump fest. Still, I don’t think that’s going to be the case, and is just another instance of Hollywood being typical stuck-up-its-own-ass Hollywood.

I think the movie looks great, and I think it’s going to be something special. If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can check it out below:

Yeah, it’s definitely your typical Hollywood-cut trailer, but if you step back and look at the whole picture, I think it’s going to be awesome. Unfortunately, it’s just the victim of a bad editing job in certain areas.

1: It’s Going To Be In Two Parts

With the book being such a massive read, and the original made-for-television film being a two-parter, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the remake is going to be separated into two parts. The first part will be “The Losers’ Club,” which follows the group of friends as kids, and the second half will primarily be focused on their adult lives.

2: The Time Frame Change

Georgie died in the original book / film in the 1950’s, and then we followed them as adults in the mid 80’s.  Now, it looks like the film will follow the kids in the late 80’s / early 90’s, and then they will be adults in present time.

3: No More Greasy Bullies

The bullies in the original film were equipped with slicked back hair, switchblades, bicycles, and leather jackets. Now, it looks like the bullies are going to be mullet-headed kids that have traded bicycles in for a Pontiac Firebird.

4: There’s Jump Scares… Everywhere.

Now, I’m really hoping that this film isn’t going to have a shit ton of jump scares. Seriously, IT was a damn psychological nightmare, and that’s how he tormented his victims. The trailer, however, makes it look like your typical Hollywood jump-scare-a-thon, and I really hope that’s just the way they’ve cut the trailer, and not how some of these scenes play out.

5: Georgie Runs Into A Road Block Sign

In the original film, while Georgie is running after his boat, he simply ducks under a road block sign in the middle of the road. In the new one, he runs into a road block sign.

6: Pennywise Has A New Look

This one is a bit obvious, but the old school design has been traded in for what some would describe as a more “sinister,” look.

7: Sewer Rats

The new film is going to give us more info on the sewer / tunnel system running under Derry, which will give us greater insight on how the Loser’s Club plans on finding IT.

8: The Sink Scene

In the original film, Beverly Marsh could only watch hopelessly as a big red balloon formed in her sink drain, expanding until it popped and caused blood to splatter all over the bathroom. In the new film, it looks like an eruption of motor oil spews from the sink drain:

9: Development Hell

The film has been stuck in development hell for a long time, which unfortunately usually spells disaster for any movie. There’s been people replaced behind the scenes, there’s been re-writes, and there’s even been some news of MPAA issues which have plagued the production of the film.

10: It’s Going To Be Rated R.

The film will be rated R, and it’s apparently going to be a very hard R, which puts a smile on my face.

11: Stephen King Loves It

The man himself decided to hit up Twitter with his thoughts on the new remake, and he’s a big fan:

12: Andy Muschietti Loves Teasing The Horror Audience

Andy Muschietti is the director of the new IT remake, and he’s taken to social media to show some of his followers sneak peeks from the upcoming film. Check’em out:

13: The IT Release Date

You’ll be able to walk your ass into theaters and check out the film on September 8th, 2017.

If there’s anything we’ve missed, please leave a comment below letting us know.

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