The film adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1986 horror novel 'It' is officially set to hit the theaters on September 18, next year(2017). The film, which may be split into two parts, will begin filming this summer.
The best selling novel 'It' won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, the same year.
'Beasts of No Nation' director Cary Fukunaga was originally asked to direct, but reportedly backed out of the project over creative differences, reported Variety. Andres Muscietti, who directed the 2013 horror short film 'Mama', is now helming the movie.
'It' follows the lives of a group of friends known as the Losers' Club, who together face the evil 'It' monster after it takes the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
If the movie replicates the same spook factor the novel created, then this is one scary movie to look out for. The creeps alone would send shivers down spine.
Fans are probably most familiar with the character, thanks to the 1990 mini series of the same name that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise.