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Who Will Play Pennywise in IT? Not Will Poulter

banner and poster art for stephen kings hit horror novel and mini series adaption IT.

We recently broke the news that IT would see a September 8, 2017 release. Now, we have learned (via Variety) that Will Poulter will not portray the titular character as originally planned. Poulter came on board when Cary Fukunaga was still attached to helm. The outlet reports that the actor has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

What we know thus far is that the project will shoot between July 7th and September 6th in Canada. We also know 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. It has been a long road to get this project ready to go before cameras but the redux is finally moving full steam ahead.

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.

The killer clown was famously depicted by Tim Curry in the original adaptation. As we said previously, Will Poulter is no longer attached and it is unclear who will take over the role at this point.

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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