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IT Remake Lands 2017 North American Release Date!

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We recently told you that It would be shooting up north this summer! Today, we have a release date to share with you! Head past the break for the full announcement! Warner Brothers made the announcement today that part one of the It remake will see a North American release on Sept. 8, 2017. The project will shoot between July 7th and September 6th in Canada. It has been a long road to get the project before cameras but the redux is now moving full steam ahead.

What we know so far is that the producers are targeting an R-rating! The creative team’s intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible. We previously reported that the California Tax Credit would be utilized by the production. So, while there are plans to shoot in Canada, it is expected that at least part of the feature will lens in CA.

Original director Cary Fukunaga departed the It remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) is now set to helm the forthcoming adaptation of the Stephen King tome. Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft of the script with Muschietti.

Will Poulter was previously expected to play the killer clown in the film. However, at this point, his involvement is unclear. The actor previously appeared in The Revenant. The killer clown was famously depicted by Tim Curry in the original adaptation.

The 1991 television miniseries and the forthcoming remake are both based on the Stephen King tome 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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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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