Written by John Squires
Director Andy Muschietti (Mama) is currently filming the first part of his two-part feature adaptation of Stephen King’s It over in Canada, which will of course center on the battle between the Losers Club, as kids, and the killer clown known as Pennywise. As we recently told you, that first film appears to be set in 1989, and a few “Missing” posters from the set now reveal that Pennywise has been snatching Derry’s kids since the early ’80s.
Fan Casey Oingo has been uploading videos from the Ontario set over on YouTube, and the most recent one highlights the fictional town’s growing problem with missing children. Seen all over Derry are posters seeking information about children who were last seen, respectively, in 1982, 1985, and 1988, and the pictured kids are presumably the victims of Pennywise. You can check out the photos below, along with Casey’s latest set video.
Jaeden Lieberher is playing Bill Denbrough, the leader of The Losers’ Club. He’ll be starring alongside Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom. Owen Teague is also part of the cast, playing teen bully Patrick Hockstetter.
As for Pennywise, Bill Skarsgard will wear the red nose.
The first film, hitting theaters on September 8th, 2017, is expected to be Rated R.
Stephen King’s It book synopsis…
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.