Production is underway on It with Mama director Andy Muscietti behind the camera on the new adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved horror novel. For those who are unfamiliar with It, here’s the synopsis [via Amazon]:
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
The new version will take place in the modern day with flashbacks to the 80s as opposed to the first adaptation, which was set in the 80s with flashbacks to the 50s.
I haven’t read It (or any Stephen King novel for that matter; please offer any suggestions about where to start in the comments section), but judging by Scott Wampler’s response over on Birth.Movies.Death., fans should be pretty happy with what they’re seeing from Muscietti’s Instagram page, where he’s sharing some storyboards and behind-the-scenes photos from the film. Take a look below.
It opens September 8, 2017, and stars Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff,Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
For more on It, click the links below:
- ‘It’ Producer Dan Lin Says the Remake Is Like ‘Stranger Things’
- ‘It’: First Look at New Pennywise Revealed in Debut Image
- Filming on the New ‘It’ Movie Is Now Underway
- Stephen King’s ‘It’ Remake Gets New Pennywise in ‘Hemlock Grove’ Star