Filming the new adaptation of Stephen King's It has been underway up in Port Hope, Canada and as the days go by, more and more information is coming out of production. We already got the first look at Pennywise revealed to us earlier this week and there are now some hints as to what time frame this adaptation will take place in.
So, what is the deal with the timeline?
This adaptation of It, directed by Andy Muschietti, will take place in two parts with this first part being a glimpse into the past as the Loser's Club (aka, the kids) battle Pennywise the clown. A local fan began uploading videos of the Derry, Maine set onto YouTube and one contains images from a movie theater. On the outside of the movie theater we see the movies Batman and Lethal Weapon 2 being advertised. Both of these films were 1989 releases, so it's pretty safe to say that this first part will take place in the late 80s.
It is worth noting that this new timeline isn't exactly in sync with Stephen King's novel. The 1986 novel set the first part in the late-50s and flashed forward 30 years into the mid-80s. The 1990 miniseries, starring Tim Curry, stuck a bit more true to the novel's timeline as the events spanned from 1960-1990. Seeing how the first part of this new adaptation of It is coming in 2017, it could be assumed that the second part will take us into 2019 which would mark 30 years after the events in 1989.
It is set to hit theaters on September 8, 2017 with Bill Skarsgard behind the red nose. The film also will star Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Owen Teague. IMDb lists the film's plot as "set in a small town in Maine, [where] seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise."
Are you excited for the modern timeline?