The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a helpful new video explores just how deep the interconnected literary and cinematic universe of Stephen King goes. Plus, the cast of IT: Chapter 2 recaps the first movie in case you need to catch up before you see the sequel, and director Andy Muschietti breaks down a scene from the movie where James MvAvoy takes a trip down memory lane. Read More »
After breaking out with his low-budget horror film Mama in 2013, director Andy Muschietti rocketed to the big time by directing 2017’s It, which adapted the child-centric storyline in Stephen King’s sprawling 1986 novel. That film was a box office juggernaut, and now he’s back with It: Chapter Two, a sequel that picks up 27 years after the original and sees the Losers’ Club reunite in Derry, Maine to battle Pennywise (Bill Skarsgärd) once again.
I spoke with Muschietti about his rumored supercut that would combine the two films, the new footage he would add to that, his intention behind some of this movie’s creepiest creatures, putting his own touch on King’s source material, and much more.
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The prospect of an It supercut combining the first film and the upcoming It Chapter Two has already been teased by director Andy Muschietti, and now Muschietti has offered more info on the potential project. According to the filmmaker, he’s in early talks with the studio to make it happen – and that the end result would run well over six hours. And while we’re on the subject of unused footage: Muschietti also teased a scrapped post-credit scene that he was hoping to include at the end of 2017’s It, but was unable to film due to scheduling conflicts.
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Andy Muschietti may be busy promoting IT Chapter Two at the moment, but the filmmaker was quick to confirm that he is officially the new The Flash director. Muschietti had been reported to be in talks to helm the film last month, but the It director has now confirmed his involvement in the Ezra Miller-led superhero movie.
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Unlike The Hobbit or the final Hunger Games book, Stephen King’s 1986 novel It was actually long enough that splitting it into two movies was totally warranted. But according to director Andy Muschietti, King’s book hints at a backstory for Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgärd) which could potentially be mined for a third film, should the opportunity arise. Read what he had to say about a possible It Chapter 3 below. Read More »
Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro nearly had a cameo in Andy Muschietti‘s It: Chapter Two, the upcoming sequel to the 2017 mega-hit. We got the details about that near-cameo and much more at the film’s press conference, where Andy Muschietti, his producing partner (and sister) Barbara Muschietti, writer Gary Dauberman, star Bill Skarsgärd, and both the young and adult Losers Club cast members talked about bringing author Stephen King‘s classic story to the big screen. Read on to discover what else we learned.
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The Losers’ Club is heading back to Derry, Maine to face off against Pennywise the Clown (aka, IT) once again – this time, as adults. But can James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Andy Bean recapture the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry of the younger cast from 2017’s mega-successful It? (Is such a thing even possible?) Is this sequel scarier than the original? And does the film earn its nearly three-hour run time?
The social media embargo has lifted, so you know what that means: time to round up some reactions into an It Chapter 2 early buzz article. Here’s what the critics are saying about director Andy Muschietti‘s newest horror film. Read More »
Stephen King‘s It is a hefty book. There’s so much story, in fact, that both adaptations – the 1990 miniseries, and the 2017 and 2019 movies – had to split the material into two parts. But any reader of the book can tell you that It works best as one big epic story. Thankfully, it sounds like It and It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti agrees – and he’s cutting together an It supercut containing both films. Here’s hoping we actually get to see this supercut, and that it doesn’t go the way of Quentin Tarantino’s never-released Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair.
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Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the team behind the wildly successful adaptation of Stephen King‘s It, have set their sights on a new King adaptation. The duo will produce Roadwork, based on the 1981 novel King published under the pseudonym, Richard Bachman. The story follows a man slowly losing his mind after the construction of a major highway costs him both his job and his house. More on the Roadwork movie below.
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There’s always been a caution about working with kids in show business, mostly because some of them can be difficult to work with due to their penchant for simply being kids. But there’s another challenge that comes with utilizing kids who are on the cusp of hitting puberty, especially if you have a franchise of films, and that’s growing up. In the case of It Chapter 2, director Andy Muschietti confirmed that the Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema reserved money in the sequel’s budget to to ensure the kids looked exactly as young as they did in the first movie. Read More »