IT Filming Confirmed by Director Andres Muschietti

IT will be a Remake for the Stephen King 1990 Classic

Director: Andres Muschietti

Writers: Stephen King, Chase Palmer, and David Kajganich

DecayMag.com IT RemakeAfter on-going struggles, and setbacks, the remake of Stephen King’s “It” will finally begin filming Summer of 2016, confirms director Andres Muschietti, who is known for his astounding work in “Mama” (2013) and “Historias Breves III: Nostalgia en la mesa 8” (1999).

The original Stephen King’s “It” (1990), told the story of seven outcast kids, who became best friends and called themselves The Loser’s Club. They come together to face Pennywise, an evil child-eating demon, who has been wreaking havoc in Maine. 30 years later, the evil resurfaces, and the friends come together once again to fight the demon and kill him for good.

In the original 1990 Stephen King’s “It”, the film was split into two parts, with a total running time of 3.5 hours.

Part One – Told the story of the gang when they were kids. When they had their first run-in with Pennywise. Tired of being afraid, they gain the courage to track down the demon and kill him. And they had succeeded…only temporarily. Fast-forward 30 years later; the kids have all grown up and went their separate ways, putting behind them all the bad memories of their childhood. However, their memories resurface when their old friend, Mike Hanlon (Tim Reid), reaches out to them to inform them that the nightmare isn’t over. The gang is reunited based on a promise they made 30 years ago: that when the demon came back, they would come back and kill it once and for all.

Part Two – The gang is all here, except for one unfortunate, Stanley Uris (Richard Masur). They debate the decision of going back into the sewer to face Pennywise, and they finally come to the conclusion to end the demon for good.

Confirmed to play the lead role as Pennywise will be Will Poulter. We’ve seen him in “We’re the Millers”, “The Maze Runner”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, and “Son of Rambow”. This is definitely a big difference from Tim Curry, who portrayed Pennywise in the original 1990 Stephen King’s “It”. I’m anxious to know what actors will replace the original lineup. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

 

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