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According to Fangoria, Warner Bros. is making clear cut decisions in terms of which film projects they and their divisions make. Upon doing so, they have decided that the long awaited "IT" remake will transition over to none other than New Line Cinema, which is only fitting since it's known as the 'House of Horror'.

With "The Conjuring" coming out last year, and being one of the best horror films in decades, it's safe to say that New Line still has some momentum. And as most of you already know, they have a very rich and fruitful past in making some really good horror flicks. For example, this is the same studio that brought you "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the 6 sequels that follow, and don't forget "Freddy Vs. Jason" which is a hit or miss depending on who you talk to about it. The list of horror motion pictures that New Line has put out since the mid 80's is quite long, and there's a lot of good ones too. However, there's always a few films that get ridiculed by the critics and such, but really, that's with every film studio. So regardless of any bad films the company has put out, I have confidence that they'll do a good job on this remake.

They're probably the best company for the job at this point. And they'll be able to provide a good sized budge, which is always a plus. "IT" is said to be a two-part adaptation, with one film focusing on The Losers Club as children, when they all go through traumatic experiences at the hands of Pennywise the clown. The second part will center on The Losers Club as adults, and their seeking revenge on the vile clown. So one thing's for sure; it's going to be a long watch, just like the 1990 made-for-TV version.

While a release date hasn't been penciled in yet, it appears as though at least the first of the two films will be released in 2015. Both will be theatrical releases, which means an R rating (hopefully) and more gory details included into the story from Stephen King's groundbreaking novel. With the book being my favorite of King's work, I was both disappointed and pleased with the 90's version, but there's a lot of things I'd like to see happen that didn't. Either way, this is a remake I'm actually excited about.


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