When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

“It” is an upcoming American horror film based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name. Produced by New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment, and distributed by Warner Bros., it is intended to be the first installment in a planned duology. The novel

was previously adapted into a 1990 miniseries. The film tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process.

The film is directed by Andrés Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Skarsgård star as Bill Denbrough and Pennywise The Dancing Clown, respectively, with Jeremy RayTaylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton and Jackson Robert Scott all in supporting roles. Principal photography began in Toronto on June 27, 2016, and ended on September 21, 2016. The film also shot around Port Hope, Oshawa, Ontario and Riverdale, Toronto.

A group of bullied kids with troubled family lives, band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Director: Andy Muschietti (as Andrés Muschietti)
Writers: Chase Palmer (screenplay), Cary Fukunaga (screenplay) (as Cary Joji Fukunaga)
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard