Wicked Horror recently brought you a series of images depicting missing children from the set of Andy Muschietti’s upcoming IT remake. Today, we have another to share with you, courtesy of the director’s Instagram account. This latest snap feature Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s latest breakout hit, Stranger Things. Wolfhard plays Richie Tozier in the redux.
As we’ve reported previously, Bill Skarsgard will appear as Pennywise. In addition to Wolfhard, his costars include Jaeden Lieberher, 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 turn as Pennywise. “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 thus far is that the project is shooting between now and September 6th in Ontario, Canada. We also know 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. We previously reported that the California Tax Credit would be utilized by the production. So, while the bulk of the project will lens in Canada, we expect that at least part of the picture will shoot in CA.
Original director Cary Fukunaga reportedly departed the remake over budgetary disagreements with the studio. Andrés ‘Andy’ 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 Dauberman 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.