Earlier this year Cary Fukunaga exited the remake of 1990’s IT, based on the novel by Stephen King. Andres Mauschietti (Mama) has now stepped in to direct.
Filming is set to begin in Toronto and will run from June 27th to September 6th, according to the Canadian paper 24 Hours. After years of rumors and problems it seems this time the first installment of IT, penned by Gary Doberman, really is coming. A second IT film featuring the same characters (as adults) will come later.
IT is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work.” Producer Roy Lee says. “We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.”
So far only one cast member is list on IT’s IMDb page and that is Will Poulter (The Revenant,We Are the Millers) who is listed as playing the creepy supernatural clown and villain of the film Pennywise. If he’s still assigned to the role we are not sure.
IT is based on Stephen King’s novel by the same name. The story centers on a predatory entity, which has the ability to transform itself into its prey’s worst fears. It mostly takes the form of a sadistic, wisecracking clown named Pennywise. The protagonists are The Losers Club, a group of outcast kids who discover Pennywise and vow to destroy him by any means necessary. In the second film we will witness the Losers Club return to Derry and discover that Pennywise is not gone after all. They must band together once again to end Pennywise once and for all, and do it before they end up dead.