Production is in full swing on the feature film remake of Stephen King’s It in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada as the novel’s setting of small town Derry, Massachusetts.
It begins with the murder of a child, George Denbrough, in a small town’s local storm drain. In the summer of 1989 (31 years later than the original setting), Georgie’s older brother and his group of friends begin a search for the killer, eventually discovering the murder was committed by an evil entity.
The group of Derry’s young outcasts, who team-up to defeat Pennywise the clown when he’s snatching-up kids and murdering them. It’s 80’s setting should help the comparisons to The Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things, which was highly influenced by the King novels including It and Firestarter. Funny enough, Finn Wolfhard who played Mike in Stranger Things plays Richie in the film.
Some set photos via Lilja’s Library have revealed the new 80’s version of The Losers Club.
The cast has also posted some images on social media as well.
The Losers’ Club
- Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough
- Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom
- Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh
- Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier
- Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak
- Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon
- Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris
The film is set in summer 1989, as a set photo reveals that Batman and Lethal Weapon 2 is playing at the Derry theatre.
Entertainment Weekly also posted the first look at the new Pennywise played by Bill Skarsgård.
Stephen King’s It is set for release on September 8th, 2017.
SOURCE: LILJA’S LIBRARY