Stephen King’s ‘It’ will hit theaters on September 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES: The film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic 1986 horror novel “It” is officially set to hit theaters on September 18 next year.


The film, which may be split into two parts, will begin filming this summer.

“Beasts of No Nation” director Cary Fukunaga was originally attached to direct, but reportedly backed out of the project over creative differences.

Andres Muscietti, who directed the 2013 horror short “Mama”, is now helming the movie.

“It” follows the lives of a group of friends known as the Losers’ Club, who together face the evil “It” monster after it takes on the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Fans are probably most familiar with the property thanks to the 1990 miniseries that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise.