It (2017 movie)

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It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror movie based Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name and directed by Andy Muschietti,[1][2] produced by KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, and Vertigo Entertainment,[3] and distributed by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema[4]

It is the highest-grossing horror movie in history with $677.6 million in the box office, beating The Sixth Sense with $672.8 million.[5]

Background[change | change source]

Jeffery Dean Morgan plays Negan the Bat Slammer in the movie

It is the first installment in a planned duology, as well as being the second adaptation following Tommy Lee Wallace's It (1990) miniseries.[6][7][8]

In June 2016, Bill Skarsgård was cast as the villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown after another actor, Will Poulter, dropped out due to other projects.[9]

Plot[change | change source]

The movie tells the story of seven children in Detroit, Michigan who are terrorized by Negan the Bat Slammer, only to face their own personal demons in the process.[10][11]

Release[change | change source]

It was released on September 8, 2017 in the United States.[12][13] The movie made $13.5 million from Thursday night previews, setting the record for highest amount by both an R-rated (beating Deadpool's $12.6 million) and a horror movie.[14]

The movie was released to positive reviews and has an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 203 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Well-acted and fiendishly frightening with an emotionally affecting story at its core, It amplifies the horror in Stephen King's classic story without losing touch with its heart."[15]

Sequel[change | change source]

A sequel, It – Chapter Two, is being planned which would take place 30 years after the events of It.[16] Filming is expected to start in early 2018.[17]

Awards[change | change source]

List of awards and nominations
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
Golden Trailer Awards June 6, 2017 Best Horror It Won [18]

References[change | change source]

  1. Geier, Thom (April 22, 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Release Date Set by Warner Bros". TheWrap. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. Opam, Kwame (April 24, 2016). "Stephen King's It will hit theaters on September 18th, 2017". The Verge. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  3. Galluzzo, Rob (March 28, 2017). "First Poster For Stephen King's IT Arrives; Along With Quickie Tease Of The Trailer!". Blumhouse Productions. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  4. McLaughlin, Sean (March 29, 2017). "New Poster Released for Stephen King's IT". Horror News Network. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  5. "It (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  6. Romano, Aja (March 30, 2017). "Stephen King's It is horror at its most unconventional. The new film's trailer is the exact opposite". Vox. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  7. Staley, Brandon (February 9, 2017). "IT REMAKE HAS A RATING, PLANS FOR A SEQUEL". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  8. Schedeen, Jesse (February 9, 2017). "IT: HOW THE STEPHEN KING REMAKE COMPARES TO THE ORIGINAL TV MINISERIES". IGN. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  9. Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (June 2, 2016). "Stephen King's 'It' Adaptation Finds Its Pennywise the Clown (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. McNary, Dave (July 16, 2015). "Stephen King's 'It' Finds New Director". Variety. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  11. Wilson, Kristian (March 29, 2017). "The New 'It' Trailer Is Just As Glorious And Terrifying As You Feared". Bustle. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  12. Hooton, Christopher (March 29, 2017). "IT's first trailer introduces terrifying new version of Stephen King's clown Pennywise". The Independent. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  13. Trumbore, Dave (March 29, 2017). "First 'It' Movie Trailer Unleashes Pennywise". Collider.com. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  14. Scott Mendelson (September 8, 2017). "Box Office: 'It' Scares Up Record-Crushing $13.5 Million Thursday". Forbes. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  15. "It (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  16. Foutch, Haleigh (July 19, 2017). "'IT' Director Andy Muschietti Says He's Coming Back for a Sequel". Collider.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  17. Zinski, Dan (July 19, 2017). "Second IT Movie Adaptation Aims to Start Filming Next Year". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  18. http://www.goldentrailer.com/gta-18-nominees/

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