That's it! It's all done. The new big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT has officially wrapped production. The thriller began shooting in late June, kicking things off with a first look at the iconic Pennywise the Clown, as played by Bill Skarsgard. Today, we get a decidedly different sneak peek at the terrifying villain.
Producer Barbara Muschietti announced that shooting had finished, posting an image of her cool Pennywise Jack-in-the-Box on Instargram. The movie was directed by Andres Muschietti. It will arrive from New Line Cinema on September 8, 2017, just a little less than a year from now. Barbara Muschietti had this to say about the end of production, thanking Stephen King for giving the world this story.
"And yes, it's a wrap on /react-text #itthemovie. Thank you amazing cast and crew for this magical journey. And thank you #stephenking for giving us this tale."
The IT cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor as members of the Losers Club. Owen Teague has signed on to play Patrick Hocksetter, a psychopathic bully who torments the Losers Club. Patrick is said to keep a refrigerator full of the animals he has killed, which sounds delightfully Stephen King.
IT will be split into two movies, with the first centering on the young kids of The Losers Club as they must face their fears and defeat the evil clown Pennywise. The second movie features the same characters reuniting as adults who must put down this creature again, even though none of them remember the first encounter. No production start date has been announced for IT 2.
Andres Muschietti (Mama) is directing from a script most recently written by Gary Doberman. Andres Muschietti stepped in to replace Cary Fukunaga back in July of 2015, after Fukunaga left the project due to creative differences. The movie will be a hard R, ensuring plenty of blood and scares. You can take a look at the unique Pennywise toy thanks to Barbara Muschietti. Hopefully this Creepy Clown doesn't give you too many nightmares. While we may get a sneak peek before the end of the year, we likely won't see a trailer until early 2017.