It 2017 What You Need to Know & 1st Look New Pennywise
The It 2017 remake is finally getting made after having to overcome many hurdles. Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) was originally going to write and directed the movie that he described as an unconventional horror that allowed for non-archetypal character growth across two films.
After Fukunaga was constantly given script changes he decided to leave the project. New Line studio found a new director in Andres Muschietti known for his directorial role in the 2008 horror movie Mama. As well as signing writer Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) on to make changes to the original script to align with Muschietti’s vision of the movie.
The IT movie remake will not follow the original mini-series, it will be adapted from the book and follow Fukunaga’s original 2 movie idea. Part one will be set in the 80’s and part two will be set in the present day. Both movies will aim for an R rating.
The It 2017 movie was originally rumoured to be starring Will Poulter (Son of Rambow) as Pennywise but Poulter later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. It has since been announced that Bill Skarsgård, known for playing Roman Godfrey on Hermlock Grove, will play Pennywise. Full look below.
And a lightened version released by dreadcentral.com
The cast for the Losers Club includes
- Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Eddie Kaspbrak,
- Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man) as Ben Hanscom,
- Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii 5-0) as Mike Hanlon,
- Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Stanley Uris
- Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier and
- Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent) as Bill Denbrough
- Sophia Lillis (37) as Beverly Marsh
The movie was filmed in Canada and fans have given us a first grainy look at The Leper played by Javier Botet (Mama).
In addition to first look at cast, director Andrés Muschietti has also been releasing several references to the original book via his Instagram page.
A new image was released late December that shows a second look at Pennywise hanging out in a sewer
The first It 2017 movie is set to be released on the 8th of September, 2017 (Bloody Disgusting).
The movie released the official poster today (March 29th via EW).
Will update as additional information, trailers and posters get released.