FANDOM at the ‘IT’ Red Carpet Premiere

Drew Dietsch

FANDOM got to talk to the filmmakers and cast of IT at the film’s red (or rather black) carpet premiere. It was a star-studded affair that left Hollywood frightened and fanatic for the new Stephen King film.

There was an army of Georgie Denbroughs that paraded out to start the show. They were all wearing the trademark yellow raincoats and carrying those creepy red balloons. And then the stars came out.

IT on the Big Screen

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Barbara Muschietti (left) laughs as her brother Andy Muschietti creeps up on unsuspecting young actor Nicholas Hamilton.

We got to talk to a number of people who helped get IT to the big screen. Producer Barbara Muschietti told us how this was a low-to-mid budget movie that they wanted to make feel much more epic. I couldn’t resist telling her that the film looked like $100 million dollars. “That’s what we want to hear!” she laughed.

We also spoke to producers David Katzenberg and Seth Graeme-Smith about the long journey this movie has taken to get to theaters. “We’ve been with this for eight years,” said Graeme-Smith. And that dedication has clearly paid off.

But the highlight of the night came when director Andy Muschietti creeped up behind Nicholas Hamilton — who plays the villainous Henry Bowers in the film — and startled the young actor. But they ended the moment with a warm embrace and that made all of us laugh.

Horror Goes Hollywood

The premiere helped show that IT is a movie to be reckoned with.

IT was treated like a true Hollywood extravaganza of a premiere. This wasn’t just some ordinary horror movie. You could tell that this was going to be a massive blockbuster success and the box office is definitely reflecting that. We at FANDOM were lucky to have been invited and we’re looking forward to the next chapter of IT.

Drew Dietsch
Drew Dietsch is an Entertainment Editor at FANDOM. He hosts a weekly film review podcast at his site, as well as the shark movies podcast Fin Flicks. If you need someone to talk about Jaws, RoboCop, horror movies, or why Batman Forever is highly underrated, Drew is your guy.
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