Warner Bros. has set a release date for an updated version of Stephen King‘s classic horror film, It. According to multiple sources, the film officially comes out on September 8, 2017.
Director Andy Muschietti is currently in the midst of casting Pennywise the Clown, the terrifying villain initially portrayed by actor Tim Curry.
In the 1990 original adaptation of King’s novel, the film followed seven children known as The Losers Club, who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. The idea is to essentially have two films, one focused on the children and the other focusing on them as adults when they come back to their hometown to face the monster again.
Sources have also indicated Will Poulter, who was originally tapped to portray Pennywise, has dropped out of the film due to a scheduling conflict.
Additionally, Warner Bros. announced a Dax Shepard-directed adaptation of television series, Chips, which sees an August 11, 2017 released date.