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    Default IT remake *possible spoilers*

    So I hear they are working on a remake of IT on scifi. any news or thoughts.
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    If it's being redone by the SciFi folks, it's going to be as much of a winner as the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razz2008 View Post
    So I hear they are working on a remake of IT on scifi. any news or thoughts.
    enough with remakes already. people should get their own ideas.

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    The upside is that it won't have John-Boy as Bill.

    The downside, besides it being done by SciFi, is that it won't have Jonathan Brandis as Bill.

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    well it couldn't possibly be worse than the Mini Series of IT. Why not give it a try and see?



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    If it's the Sci Fi channel that's re-making it, prepare for style over substance.

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    Mmm-hmm. I was so excited for Tin Man when it was first being advertised. It was SUCH a disappointment story-wise, but it was pretty to look at... Seems to be the case for everything they do.

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    I meant to get into Tin Man. I had it DVR'd for about two months before I erased it to make room. I started and tried to watch it but it never got going enough for me.

    As for IT, there is just so much story there to tell and they could quite possibly mess it up while trying so hard to make it "good"



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    I agree, it'll have to be better than the first mini-series, only because the aforementioned absence of Richard Thomas. Still, since IT is one of my favorite King stories, I don't think I'll make myself watch it being butchered once again. If someone were willing to make a full-on movie of it/IT (preferably two or even three movies, since there's so much to tell), I'd be much more excited. As is... not so much.

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    In regards to the original, the scenes when they were children were well casted and very good. If Sci Fi could get the adult part right, it might be something to write home about.

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    Yeah, the kids were great in the first one. They were what kept me watching, and I was sad that there wasn't equal focus on the childhood happenings, since to me, the stuff that happened when they were kids was by far the best.

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    I agree with you jude...the children scenes were much better than the adult scenes....JOHN BOY!!!! AHHHHHHH! John Ritter and that judge from Night Court? Um, no thanks.

    IT is my favorite non-Tower book and even though remakes are going overboard, I'm sure this one will be better than The Stand miniseries.

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    I think a re make might be able to do better justice to the Ritual of Chud and the deadlights and all that.

    Gosh, Jonathon Brandis played an awesome young Bill. All the kids were great. The Baronies were just like I pictured them. The first half was fantastic for me.

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    The ending to the original IT was horrible. Most of it was great but the ending was just so anticlimatic. Pennywise turning a big cheesy spider? come on... it seemed like an ending from a bad B movie. Maybe they'll get rid of the spider in the new version. Better yet keep the original version which was perfect until the end and just redo the ending.

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    Haha, it WAS the ending to a bad B movie. The movie was just split up into several bits, that's all.

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    I would love to see a remake of this one done, but I think the only way it could really be done well would be to make a series out of it. 10 episodes 1 season, toss it on HBO, and we could get something really good. It's just too much story to put into a theatrical film, or even a miniseries.

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    Count me in the "love to see this remade" crowd.

    Alas, also count me in the "if SciFi is doing this, it'll be more flash than substance" crowd.
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    I don't know about recent mini-series from SciFi but Taken was pretty damn good and it had both substance and style.

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    Tin Man was a SciFi channel miniseries. I lost interest early. Called a "re-imagining" of L. Frank Baum's novel, Tin Man felt forced and awkward and had none of the magic of the original. Not only were the characters stiff and unbelievable, but the plot was so twisted that it played more as a piece of fan fiction than as a reimagining. Additionally, SciFi channel movies such as Rock Monster, Troll, The Serpent King, and S.S. Doomtrooper do not bode well for IT.
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    I love science fiction. I LOVE it. Probably my favorite genre in movies, tv, books, comics, video games, breakfast cereals, you name it.

    I even watch Smallville for god's sake.

    But, I DO NOT watch the Sci Fi channel. If that doesn't prove their production values as being somewhere in the negative numbers, than nothing will.

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    Wow, their shows must really suck then. As I said before, the only series I watched on that channel was Taken and I liked it. However, that was four years ago and I think Spielberg or someone big had a hand in it. Plus it had Dakota Fanning and that girl can act.

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    i liked Tin Man. I really enjoyed it.
    since they're remaking It, maybe Seth Green can play the ADULT Richie this time.
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    I'm not too worried that Sci Fi can do It justice. On the one hand, Sci Fi Channel original movies are always so horrible (but damnit, they just keep on trying), but there's also Battlestar Galactica, which is awesome. But personally, not even the childhood portion of the original worked for me; only Beverly's exposure to It was even similar to what it should have been. I know, I know, the book and movie usually only hold a slight resemblence, but It is one of my favorite books. I've read It more than 20 times; lost count at 12 back in the 9th grade. I want to see it done RIGHT.

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    how do you define right? some guy like speilburg or *shudders* shamylan?
    if it's him, it'll have more twists than a stoner buildin' a roller coaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz2008 View Post
    since they're remaking It, maybe Seth Green can play the ADULT Richie this time.
    I'll buy that bit of casting.

    <3 Seth Green
    It'll take a lot more than words and guns,
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    The hands of the many must join as one.
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