The finished version of the project is expected to be split into two separate feature films. The first will take place while the protagonists are children and the second installment will cover the portion of the book that unfolds when the children have grown up.
Will Poulter was previously expected to play the killer clown in the film. However, at this point, his involvement is unclear. He has 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. Fukunaga was very eager to communicate to fans that the reboot would stay very close to the source material. But with a new director on board, it’s possible that may no longer be the plan.
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.