While there’s been a steady stream of leaked images from the set of Andy Muschietti’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” as well as those particularly creepy promotional images of Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skaarsgard), fans have yet to get a good look at the Losers Club — the preteen heroes of King’s 1986 bestseller. Well, until now that is.
Producer Barbara Muschietti, sister of director Andy, shared a few photos on her Instagram feed notably featuring “Stranger Things” alum Finn Wolfhard as Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier. Along with Richie Tozier were the first glimpses of Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Grazer), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Beverly Marsh ( Sophia Lillis ), and Stanley Uris (Wyat Olaff). Interestingly, the leader of the Losers Club, “Big” Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) appears to be conspicuously absent. Regardless, it looks like the adaptation is definitely taking shape.
Based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, “It” tells the story of a group of outcast children who uncover a monstrous, shape-shifting evil preying on children in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. Over the course of a summer the kids, who call themselves the Losers Club, confront the monster and eventually defeat it – or so they believe. Twenty-seven years later, when the gruesome murders and disappearances begin again in Derry, the Losers return as adults to finally finish off the creature terrorizing the community. The 1,100 page doorstop of a novel was originally adapted into a two-part TV mini-series in 1990. This latest adaptation from New Line Cinema will take a similar tact and split the behemoth story into two films with the first centering on the children and the second on their return to Derry as adults. In a somewhat controversial move among die-hard Stephen King fans, “It” (2017) will update the 1950s setting to the 1980s.
Directed by Andres Muschietti (“Mama”), “It” stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague and Logan Thompson. Look for “It” in theaters nationwide on September 8, 2017.
(via Heroic Hollywood)
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