For a while there’s been talk about a new film version of Stephen King’s It, with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) attached to direct. Now it’s moved a little closer to the screen as Variety reports the movie has found its villainous Pennywise The Clown in the form of Will Poulter.
Although he’s a lot younger than Tim Curry was when he took on the role in the 80s (initially the new film intended to go older too, looking at the likes of Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn), it’s a potentially smart move as Will has shown he can be funny, as in We’re The Millers, but is also getting buzz for his more dramatic, intense role in The Revenant.
The current plan is to make two movies, based on Kings book which follows, ‘a group of outcast kids who come together over summer break to take on the monster that’s haunting their town, battling their own personal monsters in the process.’
Filming will start this summer.