Warner Bros. has set a release date for IT, their film adaptation of Stephen King's epic 1986 novel of the same name. According to THR, the IT movie is scheduled to come out on September 8th, 2017.

Andy Muschietti (Mama) will direct IT from a screenplay he's writing with Gary Doberman. Filming will take place this summer.

While nobody has officially been cast in the film, Will Poulter (The Revenant) was previously rumored to be playing Pennywise the clown, the character immortalized by Tim Curry in the 1990 ABC miniseries adaptation of IT.

Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and Chase Palmer previously wrote a two-film adaptation of IT before Fukunaga departed the project last spring. One film was going to focus on The Losers' Club as kids and one was going to follow them as adults.

While it's unclear if two movies will still be made, producer Roy Lee mentioned in an interview with Collider that IT is "being envisioned as two movies." Lee also revealed that IT is expected to be an R-rated movie. No other details are known at this time, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.

Source: THR
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