Over the last few weeks, Argentine film-maker Andy Muschietti has been quietly sharing images from the set of upcoming horror remake It on his Instagram page, teasing details that should be reminiscent to fans of the original 1990 miniseries. While most of the shots depict scenes and props on set or sketched concept art, a few days ago, the Mama director uploaded a post that saw the first look of one of the film's characters; Richie Tozier, this time played by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard instead of Seth Green.
The photograph showcased a 'missing poster', complete with a retro image of Wolfhard's bespectacled Tozier and a description of his physical appearance. In the series (and in the movie remake too), Tozier is a member of The Loser's Club, a group of seven outsiders who discover the titular clown-like monster – otherwise known as Pennywise – when they are children and vow to destroy him by any means necessary as adults when It resurfaces. Bill Skarsgard, known best for his role in supernatural horror series Hemlock Grove, will be bringing Stephen King's iconic It to life.
While the miniseries had both young and grown-up versions of each protagonist, the movie seems to have only cast it's child actors so far, if IMDb is anything to go by. Earlier this year, it was speculated that the remake will be split into two parts which certainly seems to be the case now that production has begun.
This time round, other cast members making up the adolescent heroic seven include Sophia Lillis, who will be playing Beverly Marsh, Midnight Special's Jaeden Lieberher, who portrays Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Jack Grazer, who will play Eddie Kaspbrak, Guardians Of The Galaxy's Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris and Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon. Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic) is also on board to play neighborhood bully Henry Bowers.
Muschietti is reportedly working from a script by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) and Chase Palmer (Neo-Noir) while his Mama co-writer and sister Barbara Muschietti is set to produce. The original's production team are also involved too, with a team consisting of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. It began filming in late June with the film scheduled to reach US cinemas on 8 September 2017.
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