For a while there, it didn’t seem like the new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, It, was ever going to get made. Director Cary Fukunaga left the project due to creative differences, and I was convinced it was going to lose any and all momentum at that moment. Instead, Mama director Andy Muschietti stepped up to the plate, along with actor Bill SkarsgÃ¥rd, who is donning the clown outfit for Pennywise, and now production is fully underway.
Since they’ve begun shooting, we’ve been privy to all sorts of photos (such as the one of Pennywise above) and little viral marketing teases. Like it or not, this film is happening, and it’s happening fast, and we now have some new set videos to prove it.
The first comes from Instagram user UpReelLatePodcast, and in it, you see what looks like a slow, shambling man chasing after one of the members of the self-proclaimed “Losers Club.” If you’ve read the book, you’ll likely remember this as the scene as the scene where a “Leper” chases Eddie, one of the kids, away as he asks for some rather inappropriate sexual favors from the small child. This Leper, it turns out, is one of the many forms that the shape-shifting Pennywise can change into (and no, that’s not really a spoiler).
The next video is slightly less horrifying, and features who I assume is Bill Denbrough riding up on his bike, Silver, to an old, abandoned house, where the rest of the kids in the Losers Club await him. If we’re lucky, this may very well be the 29 Neibolt Street house, which is the location of a few different atrocities in the novel, including the surreal scene when Bill and RIchard are chased by what appears to be a werewolf (another form of Pennywise). Though, keep in mind, this video below does not feature that scene, as far as I can see.
You can check that out below (via UpReelAdam):
What do you think of these new set videos? Based on the locations alone, I’m growing more and more confident that we’ll be getting a solid flick. Muschietti isn’t a director with the most experience, but he’s certainly proven he knows how to tell a story. Given his talent in creating atmosphere, I seriously hope It won’t end up as a disappointment.
It hits theaters on September 8, 2017.
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SOURCE: UpReelLatePodcast, UpReelAdam (via Screen Rant)