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Andy Muschietti to Direct ‘Attack on Titan’

It director Andy Muschietti has something new to terrify audiences with. According to Variety, the white-hot director will helm Attack on Titan for Warner Brothers.

Written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan premiered in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on September 9, 2009. The comic series follows the story of humans who live in walled cities which protect them from giant man-eating humanoids called Titans.

The series has been referred to as Japan’s version of The Walking Dead in terms of commercial success. AoT received its own novels, was adapted into an anime series, video games, and even live-action films. To date, the manga has sold over 76 million copies, making it one of the all-time best-selling series. read more

Pennywise Returns in New Set Photo from ‘IT Chapter 2’

Just in from Twitter, a new photo from the currently filming IT: Chapter 2 has posted online of Pennywise, the returning villain played by Bill Skarsgård.

The new photo feature the dancing clown menacingly smiling while sitting on top of Derry, Maine’s Paul Bunyan statue that was featured in the original novel.

The main cast of Chapter 2 includes James McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben and James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanley Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, Teach Grant (Altered Carbon, Damnation) as Henry Bowers, Jess Weixler (The Son, Chained for Life) as Bill’s wife, Xavier Dolan (Boy Erased) as Adrian Mellon and Will Beinbrink (Queen of the South) as Tom Rogan. read more

Photo Leaks of Grown-Up Losers’ Club on Set of ‘It: Chapter 2″

It: Chapter 2 is currently filming in Canada, and security is reportedly tight on set to keep any important information from leaking to the internet. The working title for the picture is Largo to throw intrepid reporters off the scent of this big Hollywood production in the small town of Port Hope. However, that didn’t stop Karen Longwell of the Northumberland News from snapping perfect shots of the grown-up cast in their first on-set group shot!

The pictures were taken yesterday morning on Walton Street of Port Hope, and they offer our first glimpse at the Loser’s Club as adults: read more

‘Locke and Key’ Will Finally Be Adapted for Television Courtesy of Netflix

It took a long time to find the right “key” (eight years in fact), but IDW’s critically acclaimed horror comic book Locke & Key will finally get adapted for television, as Netflix is officially moving forward with the series.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and have confirmed that the series is a go and will consist of 10 hour long episodes.  Netflix will also not be picking up the already-made pilot, written by Joe Hill and directed by Andy Muschietti, as the company will instead recast and redevelop the series. read more

‘IT: Chapter 2’ Begins Production

IT’S BACK! According to James McAvoy’s Instagram, production on IT: Chapter 2 , the sequel to last year’s box office hit, has officially begun.

The post to fans shows McAvoy sharing a witty pun and that cameras have begun rolling in Toronto, which was the shooting location for the first IT.

Day 1 on IT 2. Glad you got the memo guys. #passthecheeseplease #derryordairy

A post shared by James Mcavoy (@jamesmcavoyrealdeal) on

The cast of Chapter 2 stars McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Mama, The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Sinister) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, and of course the return of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the clown. read more

‘It’ Extended Director’s Cut to Hit Home Video in 2018

Good news for people who loved It in theaters and couldn’t get enough of Pennywise (and bad news for anyone who felt the movie could have been a half-hour shorter)! According to director Andy Muschietti, we’re about to see more of It in 2018. Muschietti confirmed to Bloody Disgusting that an extended director’s cut of the film will come to home video “in a few months.”

For those who can’t wait for the longer cut of the film (or those who think 2 hours and 15 minutes is long enough), the theatrical edition of It will hit store shelves on January 9th in the DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UHD format. It contains a gag opening and some deleted scenes, but some additional content has been held back for a forthcoming extended edition release. read more

Muschietti Casts Megan Charpentier for Hulu’s Locke & Key

We are just days away from the much-anticipated theatrical release of Stephen King’s IT, and director Andy Muschietti remains as busy as ever beefing up  another one of his projects.  According to Deadline, Muschietti has cherry-picked IT cast member Megan Charpentier (Mama, Resident Evil: Retribution) as one of the leads in Hulu’s Locke & Key, a fantasy series adaptation with horror themes based on the graphic novel by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez.

Charpentier will play opposite Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2) in Locke & Key, who will also be joined by IT co-star Jackson Robert Scott.  The IDW comic tells the tale of three siblings who head back to Maine after their father is murdered.  Joined by their mother (O’Connor), they stumble upon magical keys that give them vast powers.  A demon, however, is also after the keys and hunt the family in order to retrieve them.  The Hulu series is being produced by Hill, Carlton Cuse (who is also serving as show-runner), and IDW Entertainment. read more

Bill Skarsgard Cast as Pennywise in New IT Adaptation

Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) has been cast in the new adaptation of   Stephen King’s     It as the clown villain, Pennywise.   Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor will also star.   Andy Muschietti is directing the film, which will be comprised of two films.   Producers include Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti.    

The story centers around a group of teens who call themselves the Losers Club,   who fight and defeat the evil creature called It. Years later they must come together again to fight It, however they have no memory of the first battle.   The first film   will tell the story of their lives as kids, while the second will focus on the adults. read more