To celebrate a wrap on principal photography for New Line's feature film adaptation of Stephen King's IT, Barbara Muschietti, one of the film's producer and the sister of director Andrés Muschietti, shared an image of a custom-made jack-in-the-box that bares the likeness of Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
In spring of 2015, the IT remake was gearing up to begin filming with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) at the helm and Will Poulter (We're The Millers) set to play the evil, shape-shifting clown, but Fukunaga left the project near the end of May. According to him, he and the studio clashed on pretty much everything, especially his character-driven approach to the material. Two months later, New Line hired Muschietti to direct and had Fukunaga's two-film script tossed and new set of scripts written.
Muschietti's IT commenced filming in July of this year, filming mostly in Canada.
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers' Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
The cast features Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, Javier Botet as The Leper, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Nicholas Hamilton as Henry Bowers, Owen Teague as Patrick Hockstetter, and Logan Thompson as Victor Criss.
The film, which is based on Stephen King's 1986 horror novel of the same name, is being directed by Mama-helmer, Andrés Muschietti.
IT will float into theaters September 8th, 2017.