Production has wrapped on Andy Muschietti's It adaptation

IT Pennywise Bill Skarsgard

In a time when production schedules are often quite short, the amount of time MAMA director Andy Muschietti's adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel IT spent in production was relatively epic. There were 59 days of filming done in Toronto over the course of a schedule that lasted all summer. Filming has now officially wrapped, a fact which producer Barbara Muschietti took to her Instagram account to announce:

And yes, it's a wrap on #itthemovie. Thank you amazing cast and crew for this magical journey. And thank you #stephenking for giving us this tale.

Muschietti's announcement was accompanied by a picture of a jack-in-the-box toy that can be seen below. Turn the crank on this box and out pops a little clown that looks like the film's version of Pennywise the evil clown, who is played by Bill Skarsgard. The toy just seems a bit nicer than the image we've seen of Pennywise in the flesh, so it might represent the friendly visage the clown takes on when it's trying to lure children to their doom.

Written by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer, IT tells the story of 

seven children known as The Losers Club who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. 

Skarsgard's co-stars include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Owen Teague, Nicholas Hamilton, and Javier Botet.

The plan is for this film to be the first in a two-part adaptation of King's book. If it's well received, the Muschiettis intend to make a film about the rematch the Losers Club has with Pennywise as adults.

IT part one reaches theatres on September 8, 2017.

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