In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Sorry, Mario won’t appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
- Bill and Ted 3 will start production “pretty soon.”
- Meet Newt’s new menagerie in Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette.
- Also: Fantastic Beasts 2 opens the same day in China as it does in the U.S.
- Crazy Rich Asians sequel will shoot in China.
- V/H/S is being revived as a Snapchat show.
- Buyers are flocking to Rambo V.
- David Arquette would like a Scream 5, please.
- It Chapter 2 receives a very boring announcement poster.
- Cobra Kai episode 1 has passed 50 Million views on YouTube.
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I didn’t initially think splitting Stephen King‘s gargantuan novel It into two separate movies was a good idea, but the record-breaking box office numbers of last year’s It: Chapter 1 was proof enough that Warner Bros. made the right call…at least financially. Creatively? Well, that still remains to be seen.
The upcoming sequel will pick up with the Losers’ Club as adults nearly 30 years after temporarily defeating Pennywise, and while we knew things are going to get “transdimensional” in It: Chapter 2, some new quotes from the screenwriter have given us an idea of just how far into Crazy Town the filmmakers are planning to go. Will audiences be willing to go along for the ride, or will they reject the inter-dimensional weirdness at the story’s climax? Read More »
Are you ready to go back to Derry, Maine? It director Andres Muschietti certainly is, and a new report claims that his upcoming sequel It: Chapter 2 begins filming in just a few short months. Steel yourselves now, because Pennywise the clown is going to haunt your dreams once again. Read More »
Anyone who read Stephen King’s It probably noticed a couple of small references to a turtle in director Andy Muschietti‘s record-breaking movie adaptation, but the nods were so small that they almost certainly went over the heads of anyone coming into the story fresh. But according to the filmmaker, he’s planning on incorporating the turtle (a major figure in the novel’s bonkers mythology) in a much bigger way into It: Chapter 2. Buckle up: things are about to get interdimensional up in here.
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Last week, I attended the press junket for Warner Bros. new film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, the horror story about an ancient entity that terrorizes and feeds on the children of Derry, Maine and often takes the form of a menacing clown named Pennywise. Along with a handful of other writers, I spoke with producers Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and David Katzenberg (The Goldbergs) about the challenges of bringing such a classic book to the big screen, Bill Skarsgard‘s intense performance, a possible sequel, and more.
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