Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new look at the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT from director Andy Muschietti (Mama).
The remake of It is said to be the truest adaptation of the novel yet, however, rather than being split between the child and adult narratives like the book and the TV-Miniseries from 1990, the film will instead focus solely on the children and will later be followed by a sequel centered on the adults as they defeat the evil clown Pennywise for good. The film will also swap out the 1960’s era, setting the children’s storyline in the 1980’s, picking up with them in the sequel as adults in modern day as opposed to the original 1980’s setting.
As true to the novel as the adaptation might be striving to be, the magazine has revealed (spoiler alert) the new adaptation is going to modify the film’s opening sequence in which Bill Denborough’s little brother Georgie is found dead missing an arm but in the new version, poor Georgie is never found at all. Rather than trying to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of the demonic Pennywise the clown, Bill will be trying to find his little brother instead.
The new images released spotlight the young cast who make up the Losers Club including Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard who stars as Trash Mouth Richie Tozier. We also get a look at some concept art which features Bill entering the storm drains that lead to Pennywise’s lair with Beverly Marsh, although the film has Bill entering with his friends. The concept art also includes a look at Pennywise’s lair itself which serves as the setting for the final confrontation described by Muschietti as “a circular space that resembles a cooling tower.”
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Olef, Jack Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, and Bill Skarsgård.
Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
IT hits theaters September 8, 2017.