Stephen King’s IT Production Update

Stephen King’s IT Location

Title: Stephen King’s IT

Director: Andres Muschietti

Writer: Stephen King, Gary Dauberman, Chase Palmer

Release Date: September 8, 2017

Overview Stephen King  IT The updates for the long anticipated 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s IT keeps soaring in. Andres Muschietti’s adaptation of King’s classic was introduced earlier this year.

There was some back and forth with the star character’s (Pennywise) replacement. Now, that the production team has finally found their Pennywise, they can move further with filming.

There have been several dramatic changes made to the filming locations for IT. Filming will take place in Bangor, Maine, and Canada, with more Port Hope, Canada becoming a major staple in the production. There are changes happening all around Port Hope to make it “home” for filming.

  • Port Hope Municipal has become Derry Public Library
  • The Port Hope Tourism Centre has become City of Derry office
  • Ganaraska Financial has become Montgomery Financial
  • Port Hope Capitol Theatre now showing Batman and Lethal Weapon 2
  • Gould’s Shoes storefront on Walton Street is now a butcher shop
  • The Avanti Hair Design store front is now Tony’s Butcher Shop
  • An empty storefront at 36 Walton Street is now Reliance Cleaners
  • Queen Street Tattoo store front is now the Derry Scoop
  • A statue of Paul Bunyan is now in Memorial Park
  • US flags replaced Canadian flags downtown

In 1990, King introduced to us a chilling concept. The idea of a scary, shape-shifting alien that can take the form of what you are afraid of, and that terrorizes and eats children, raved success. Still, until this day, it’s one of King’s finest works and still sparks some unnerving reaction.

Andres Muschietti’s 2017 adaptation of the classic is making some major changes. It has been speculated that the new adaptation will be under two hours long, and Rated R. I argued how this would work initially.

With King’s original film being a running time of four hours long, how does Muschietti plan to tell the whole story in just two hours? The assumption is that there will be a lot of cuts in the new adaptation.

While a two-hour film would not necessarily be bad, my fear is that the cuts would be in parts of the film that were essential and very necessary to tell the story.

Andres Muschietti’s IT is still in production. It is due to release September 8, 2017.


Northumberland News



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