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IT Chapter Two Will Feature The Ritual of Chüd From The Stephen King Novel

Stephen King fans were thrilled last year when they were given an adaptation of one of King’s novels that exceeded expectations. It was a faithful adaptation of the novel but left out some of the more curious elements of the first half of the landmark text. However, word has now come that some weird elements of the novel will be included in the upcoming follow up.

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman has confirmed that the Ritual of Chüd will be included in the 2019 follow-up. In the novel, the ritual is way the Losers Club eventually defeated the title monster which involves a lot of really bizarre moments that are easier to do in a novel than on screen.

“The Ritual of Chüd is challenging, but it’s such an important component to the book that we had to address it. That stuff is difficult to balance, but because (director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti and I) worked with each other before, when I’m writing pages and all that stuff it becomes more of a conversation and less like, ‘Hey, here’s what I did.’ It’s sort of organic; it’s really kind of just chipping away at the stone and trying to find the most focused, accessible way into some of more metaphysical aspects of that book.”

Dauberman went on to explain that the Ritual of Chüd will try to be fully realized on screen. The ritual is described as “a battle of wills between the Losers Club and Pennywise, going as far as Pennywise and a member of the Club in a joke contest.”

The main cast of IT: Chapter 2 also 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, Will Beinbrink (Queen of the South) as Tom Rogan and, of course, the return of Bill Skarsgård (Atomic Blonde) as the clown Pennywise.

The rest of the young cast of IT, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as young Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as young Ben, Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam!) as young Eddie, Chosen Jacobs (Castle Rock) as young Mike and Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as young Stan will all be returning for IT: Chapter 2.

IT debuted in September of last year to the tune of $123.1 million on opening weekend, the highest opening weekend ever for a September release, for a fall release, and for a horror movie. It clocked in just $9 million behind Deadpool for the second-highest opening for an R-rated movie. The film earned over $700 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing horror movie of all time.

The second part of IT is written by Gary Dauberman from the book by Stephen King, and will be directed once again by Andy Muschietti. 

The sequel will hit theaters on September 6, 2019.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Cover Collection – IT (U.K.) Paperback Print By Paul Bryn Davies

In July 2017, Suntup Editions released a print of the first edition US cover of Stephen King’s IT. One year later, in July 2018, they released a print of the first edition UK cover of this bestselling novel. Now, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a print perfect for rounding out every Pennywise lover’s collection: The first edition U.K. paperback cover by Paul Bryn Davies. This iconic cover art can now be enjoyed for the very first time without cover text.

IT is the first of many prints Suntup will be releasing from artist Paul Bryn Davies. All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who has also created some of the most spectacular remarques we have seen. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but we are excited to share the news that Davies has decided to create remarques for the first 20 small print subscribers as well.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: October 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: September 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Click HERE to order.

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Suntup Editions Announces First Release In “The British Invasion” Print Series of The Covers Collection: IT By Gerry Grace

Suntup Editions is excited to announce their first release in “The British Invasion” series of The Covers Collection. Kicking off this series of U.K. covers is IT by Gerry Grace.

This iconic and memorable artwork graced the cover of the 1st U.K. edition of IT by Stephen King. Gerry’s depiction of the house on Neibolt Street morphing into Pennywise the clown is one of the most unique and startling images from the cannon of King cover art – the stuff nightmares are made of!

These prints are hand-signed by Gerry Grace, who has created some spectacular Remarques for this print — three of which are available for purchase at the time of the release, so act fast on those. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: July 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: June 15, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 11″ x 17″

Order the prints HERE.

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Dragon Rebound Editions Announces “Georgie’s Boat” Limited Edition Paperweight

Dragon Rebound Editions has just announced one of the coolest Stephen King related collectibles I have ever seen and it’s based on one of my favorite King books, IT!

This limited edition “Georgie’s Boat” paperweight is a clear polished acrylic cube measuring 2.5″ square. A custom made 3D model of a paper boat is floated in the cube along with graphics to simulate the red balloon on a separate plane.

Only 100 of these will be made, folks!!! Place your order HERE.

The limitation will be based on orders received, but will not exceed 100 units. Once Dragon Rebound Editions have sold the maximum allocated to this item, they will no longer be made.

The cut-off for placing an order is Friday Mar 30th, 2018 at Midnight Pacific Time. The cube will be engraved on the back with the final limitation.

Limit two per household – Please note that orders for more than 2 per household will be cancelled. 

Designations: If you are a IT Rebound owner, and you purchase a paperweight, you will automatically receive a matching letter paperweight. If you are not an IT Rebound owner, you will receive a numbered paperweight, and numbers will be assigned in the order received. All paperweights will be engraved.

Delivery: Please note that delivery will be in approximately 4-5 weeks.

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IT Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD On January 9th, Own It Early On Digital HD On December 19

You’ll float too when “IT” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. New Line Cinema’s blockbuster horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”), Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”) and Jackson Robert Scott, making his film debut.

Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Richard Brener, Toby Emmerich, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison, Jon Silk and Niija Kuykendall serving as executive producers.

“IT” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack also include a digital version of the movie in HD. Fans can also own “IT” via purchase from digital retailers beginning December 19, 2017.

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IT Sequel Gets September 6, 2019 Release Date

New Line and Warner Bros. announced Monday that a sequel to horror blockbuster IT will hit theaters, including IMAX locations, on Sept. 6, 2019.

Since its debut earlier this month, IT has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. The Exorcist, released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation.

IT has earned $266.1 million domestically to date and $478.1 million globally. The R-rated pic has roused the box office back to life after a brutal August and tough summer, as well as fueling record September revenue in North America.

Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters on IT, has quietly closed a deal to pen the screenplay for the sequel, while IT director Andy Muschietti (Mama) is waiting in the wings to return. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are expected to return as well.

King’s opus tells of a group of friends who band together to defeat their small town’s demon, first as kids and then as adults. While his book toggles between the young and older characters, New Line structured its adaptation so that the first film focuses on the kids and is set in the past. While the sequel will take place in the present, it will be punctuated with flashbacks, allowing the same cadre of kids to be seen again.

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IT Director’s Cut Coming With 15 Minutes of Additional Footage

As IT continues to break box office records in theaters, with a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, the film’s director Andy Muschietti tells Yahoo that a director’s cut of the film is in the works for the home media release. Muschietti detailed what some of the extra footage in the IT Director’s Cut would entail, saying:

“There’s a great scene, it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot which is the bar mitzvah, where he delivers a speech against all expectations… it’s basically blaming all the adults of Derry (for the town’s history), and it has a great resolution.”

“After the spitting contest it escalates into something that is completely weird and irrelevant to the scene but is so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers.”

The long-awaited Stephen King adaptation is set to dominate the box office once again this weekend and managed to bring in $7.2 million on Thursday, the largest Thursday ever for a horror movie and also the largest Thursday ever in September. The film’s domestic total is now $158.7 million.

IT stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise the clown. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).

A sequel to IT is already in the works with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Muschietti is expected to return, but he hasn’t signed a deal yet.

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How Stephen King’s It Connects to All His Other Stories

Delve into any Stephen King novel, and at some point you’ll likely find a secret passageway into another. His 1986 epic It is a perfect nexus – not only does the terrifying novel reference books that came before, but characters and places from It also turn up again and again in subsequent stories.

Here are just a few of the connections from It to King’s broader carnival of twisted tales. As the author himself has acknowledged, “All of the books kind of relate to other ones.” But how? Check out the connections HERE.

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IT Is A Hit! Opens To A Record-Breaking $179.2 Million Worldwide

New Line Cinema‘s IT is a monster, earning an incredible $117.2 million this weekend from 4,103 domestic theaters, an average of $28,552 per location. The long list of records for this impressive opening include: it’s the largest opening ever for a horror movie; the largest 3-day opening weekend for an R-rated movie; the 3rd-largest opening in 2017; the largest opening for a September movie (beating Hotel Transylvania 2‘s $48.5 million); the largest IMAX opening weekend ($7 million) for a movie in September and a horror movie; the largest number of locations for an R-rated movie; and it’s the largest opening weekend ever for New Line. The $13.5 million IT earned at Thursday previews was the largest Thursday pre-show ever for a horror movie, the largest for an R-rated movie (beating Deadpool‘s $12.7 million), the largest pre-show for a September release, and the biggest for New Line.

IT cost about $35 million to make.

Internationally, IT earned has earned $62 million from 10,665 screens in 46 markets, which is the biggest opening ever for a horror film. The worldwide total is already at $179.2 million. The top international markets were the UK with $12.3 million, Russia with $6.7 million, Australia with $5.9 million, Brazil with $5.6 million, Korea with $4.3 million and Spain with $3.1 million.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti, IT stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise the clown. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).

A sequel to IT is already in the works with Gary Dauberman writing the script. Muschietti is expected to return, but he hasn’t signed a deal yet.

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IT Themed You’ll Float Too Print & Enamel Pin by Patrik Svensson

Since 1990, Stephen King’s creepy, clown-led classic, IT, has been haunting us in the best ways. Fusing so many of our worst fears, IT’s story sees seven kids take on a murderous, sewer-dwelling clown, named Pennywise, only to discover that he’s not simply a “he,” but a terrifying “it.” To celebrate the upcoming movie adaptation of IT, Bottleneck Gallery is excited to release Patrik Svensson’s newest officially licensed screen print for the property!

Patrik’s IT print is hauntingly brilliant, featuring a smartly crafted image that combines the iconic red balloons used by Pennywise throughout the story with Pennywise himself. Or should we say, ITself.

In addition, if you purchase one of Patrik’s IT prints, a brand new pin based off of IT will be included for free! The pin can also be purchased independently of the print for $10.99 with free domestic shipping.

Order HERE.

IT by Patrik Svensson
Screen print with varnish layer
18 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 150
$45
Free Balloon pin with purchase
Ships in 2 – 3 weeks

Balloon Enamel lapel pin
1.25 inches
$10.99
Free Domestic Shipping

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