Pennywise IT - Stephen King - Cary Fukunaga

Although the release of IT is still months away, we are pleased to draw your attention to a newly released still of Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard in character as Richie Tozier. The snap comes courtesy of producer Barbara Muschietti’s Instagram.

In addition to Wolfhard, the film stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

In a recent chat with EW, Bill Skarsgard shed some light on what we can expect from his turn as Pennywise. “It’s such an extreme character,” he said. “Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”

What we know thus far is that the producers are targeting an R-rating and that the creative team says that their intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible.

Original director Cary Fukunaga reportedly departed the remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés ‘Andy’ Muschietti (Mama) was later tapped to helm the adaptation of the Stephen King tome. Like the miniseries, it is expected to be split into two parts. Gary Dauberman  wrote the most recent draft of the script with Muschietti. The film is targeting a September 8, 2017 release date.

The 1991 television miniseries and the forthcoming remake are both based on the Stephen King book of the same name. No additional details on the upcoming project are available at this time but stay tuned to the site in the coming months and we will keep you apprised as more news is announced.

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