Stephen King recently took to social media to hint that It would begin shooting soon. Today, we have confirmation via 24 Hours Toronto that the production will be shooting up north this summer! The publication has confirmed that the project will shoot between July 7th and September 6th. This is great news for those excited about this reimagining. It has been a long road to get the project before cameras but it looks like it’s finally happening.
What we know so far is that the producers are targeting an R-rating! It’s likely that the unprecedented success of Deadpool didn’t hurt when it came to convincing the execs at Newline to go for 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. So, it’s likely that part of the feature will shoot 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. He previously appeared in The Revenant. The killer clown was 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.