The feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It is finally entering pre-production, with plans on going behind cameras this June in New York, reports Production Weekly.
The first in what could be a new trilogy is to be helmed by “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga.
One of the delays was Fukunaga’s hunt to find the perfect Pennywise, otherwise known as the killer clown from the novel and television adaptation.
Based on the novel by Stephen King, the 1990 horror miniseries “It” originally starred Tim Curry as the hellish Pennywise. It took place in 1960 where seven outcast kids known as “The Loser Club” fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again…
Seth Grahame-Smith, David Kajganich and Chase Palmer penned the new feature for Warner Bros. Grahame-Smith previously said they brought back some of the viciousness from King’s book.