Wicked Horror has just learned that It has wrapped filming and we have a shot of a nightmare-inducing Jack-in-the-Box (that bears the likeness of Pennywise) to share with you courtesy of producer Barbara Muschietti’s Instagram. Check it out for yourself, below.
Bill Skarsgard will appear as the killer clown Pennywise. His costars include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
In a recent chat with EW, Skarsgard shed some light on what we can expect from his character. “It’s such an extreme character,” he said. “Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”
What we know so far is that the producers are targeting an R-rating. The creative team says that their intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible.
Original director Cary Fukunaga departed the remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés Muschietti (Mama) was later tapped to helm the adaptation of the Stephen King tome. Like the miniseries, it is expected to be split into two parts. Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft of the script with Muschietti. The film is targeting a September 8, 2017 release date.
The 1991 television miniseries and the forthcoming remake are both based on the Stephen King book 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.