Early last year we reported that Stephen King’s It was being remade by True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.
Today, we have learned that New Line Cinema and Warner Bros are reportedly in negations with Will Poulter, who is best known for his role in The Maze Runner and We’re The Millers, to play the creepy Pennywise. Poulter has said to have blown everyone away with his audition to play the scary villain.
The original TV miniseries terrified children everywhere when it was released in 1991. It starred John Ritter and Tim Curry, who brilliantly played the scary clown. The size of King’s novel played part in why a film adaptation was never attempted. That is, until now. The plan is for Fukunaga to shoot two movies, one focusing on the characters as kids and another focusing on them as adults.
For all King fans that are wondering how it will play out, Fukunaga has made it clear in the past that the scripts are staying true to the book, though he will give both films a modern feel to appeal to the young and old equally.
Production is set to begin in a few weeks.