The film adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1986 horror novel It is officially set to hit theaters on September 18th, 2017.Variety reports that the film, which may be split into two parts, will begin filming this summer. Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga was originally attached to direct, but reportedly backed out of the project over creative differences. Andrés Muscietti, who directed the 2013 horror short Mama, is now helming the movie in his stead.
Tim Curry gave kids nightmares in the original adaptation
It follows the lives of a group of friends known as the Losers' Club, who together face the evil "It" monster after it takes on the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Fans are probably most familiar with the property thanks to the 1990 miniseries that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise.
The Revenant's Will Poulter was originally tapped to play Pennywise for this adaptation, but has reportedly back out. One wonders if Warner Bros. can just cast Curry for the role.