Thanks. My guess as to why it didn't make the movie is either that they didn't have the budget to make the props and effects for it, or that they had to do major cuts from the book to fit it into the 4 hour limit they were given, and since they couldn't afford to make it anyway (or felt it would look more ridiculous on the screen than it had on paper maybe) they figured they could cut out the Turtle all together. Or perhaps they were just iffy about touching upon religious implied factors. Either way, I still feel the 1990 movie is a pretty decent adaptation despite all the heavy critisism it recieved and the abundance of material from the book that made no appearance in the film.
That makes sense I suppose. I admit, the 1990 version was pretty faithful too, and i LOVED Tim Curry as Pennywise, he...he was FUCKING genius, he really brought the clown to life, didn't he? I don't think anyone else can top him as IT
Yeah, Tim Curry was excellent as Pennywise. I feel nobody will ever portray the character as well as Curry did. I have heard of the remake and I have to admit I am very scared about the possible outcome. I feel there is a much better chance they will screw it up than successfully do the book proper justice. These days movies are all about "let's take every story, book, movie, tv show, videogame, or anything that has already been done and let's add CGI effects up the ass and just take the whole thing so far and down a totally weird path that in the end it just makes no sense and straight sucks in comparisson to the original". There is the chance it will be good, and I am looking forward to seeing it, but, based on what I've heard so far about it, I doubt it will be any good, and as a huge fan of IT, the movie will probably piss me off a lot.
-nods- yeah, i can TOTALLY relate to you on that, buddy. Although i must admit, with some of IT's forms and if they do the possible truth behind IT being there from the stars, and if they bring in the turtle, then maybe effects would actually pay off well. other than that, they should just keep things simple. Hell, Curry's Pennywise looked freaky even when it was obvious puppety/stop motion. Like, in the Barrens? When they hit IT in the head with silver and IT escapes with it's own head cracked open and everything? obviously fake from experience, but still! it pays off quite well with the effects if you ask me.
I heard Ron Howard's gonna make a series of adaptations for the dark tower series (SO need read that ^^") as well as possible TV show in the making.
Yeah, I don't mind if they use some CG, just as long as they don't lose all the story and wonderful aspects that made it great in the first place as movies commonly do these days. I know what you mean about the sewer scene - that looked badass and STILL does. That would be interesting to see someone take a stab at the Dark Tower series. I plan to read those soon, though I haven't yet. Fom what I hear they're really fantasy-like and surreal so it would be cool to see how Ron would go about bringing that to the screen.