In this episode, Atul and Justin are joined once again by Stephen King literary scholar Sudip to discuss another film adaptation of the author’s more famous works.

This episode also features the newly seasoned Stephen King fan and photographer extraordinaire, Samantha Carcasole. She has steadily been building a solid portfolio and you can check her work out at her website or check out her instagram page.

This is the second adaptation of the book since the two part mini series in 1990 (27 years before the current film…) which featured Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, as well as stars John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, and a young Seth Green as Richie. Most people can attribute that movie to their paralyzing coulrophobia (i.e. their fear of clowns).

Topics:
  • Gal Gadot Supports Mocked Sri Lankan Cos Players: Gal Gadot jumped into the fray to support and defend some Wonder Woman Cos Players at the Sri Lankan comic con from cyber bullies attempting.
  • Rick and Morty Season 3: We don’t go into a lot of detail because Atul’s still going through Season 1 but this has been the best season of the show to date thus far, and is really digging into the characters. If you haven’t watched Rick and Morty, you need to start.
  • The Mouse Guard: A live action adaptation produced by Matt Reeves has reportedly landed director Wes Ball of The Maze Runner fame. The award winning comic book the film will be adapted from features anthropomorphic mice set in medieval times and was written by David Petersen.
  • Colin Trevorrow Fired from Episode 9: Another Star Wars director bites the dust. We briefly discuss Trevorrow being removed from the project.
Boss Battle:
  • IT: Currently boasting strong critical praise, a sizable $35 million dollar budget, and a current domestic total over double the budget, IT appears to be well positioned to deliver on the promise of a Chapter 2 in the series. The lead up to the film’s release was heavily supported by a beast of a marketing campaign likely contributing, in conjunction with the nostalgic factor the original film offers, to the huge box office opening for the film. The campaign even hit Toronto in full force. Check out some of the pictures of  ghost Georgie haunting the streets of our home town.
Bonus Round:
  • Locke and Key: Though not a full fledged bonus round, we briefly touched on the graphic novel Locke and Key by Stephen and Tabitha King’s son Joe Hill. We’ll likely go into more depth on this at a later date, but until then go pick up this book and give it a read.

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