Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are determined to push through full steam ahead on the remake of Stephen King’s literary classic.  Why not?  Even a made for television adaptation in 1990 that launched Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown into instant horror icon still induces nightmares to this day.  So it’s a no brainer that the studios want to lock down their next instant hit.

It’s an adaptation that seems to hit speed bump after speed bump.  Cary Fukunaga was tapped to direct last year, but pulled out of the project due to creative differences.  Prior to leaving, Fukunaga cast Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, We’re The Millers) as Pennywise, an unconventional choice that left many eyebrows raised.  Now, Variety reports that so much time has lapsed that Poulter pulled out thanks to scheduling conflicts.

Despite no cast in place, we at least have a replacement director: Andy Muschietti (Mama). We also know that filming is set to commence this summer in Toronto. Lastly, we know that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema set a release date of September 18, 2017. So set your calendars for your next bout with coulrophobia accordingly.

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
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