The newest adaptation of Stephen King's story It has been a work in progress for a few years now, and it looks like things are starting to pan out.
It was reported that a new Pennywise (the horrifying killer clown) has been cast, with Hemlock Grove star Bill Skarsgard earning the coveted role of the character who has given people nightmares from the book and original film that starred Tim Curry. The new film will be split into two separate entities, the first being focused on the characters experiences as kids and the second being a follow up film with their adult lives being the focal point. The young cast for the first It film will star Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan, Finn Wolfhard, Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor alongside Skarsgard.
Andy Muschietti, the director behind the film Mama, has taken over as the director for the Stephen King project that will retell the story of the loser's club, when a group of young kids lives are forever changed from encountering the horrific creature who haunts them throughout their transition from children to adults. With Skarsgard playing the titular character, I have some solid hope for the new It film, as he was the breakout star of the underrated cult-classic horror series Hemlock Grove that ran for three season on Netflix. Are you excited to see It return to theatres? Make sure to prepare yourselves for the clown based horror on September 8th, 2017!