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Stephen King’s It – Will Poulter Not Playing Pennywise in New Adaptation

Posted by John Squires on April 25, 2016

Filming will take place this summer on the first of a two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and Andy Muschietti (Mama) will be sitting in the director’s chair. Of course, the big question we’re wondering is in regards to who will be playing Pennywise, and though we don’t yet know, we do know who won’t be playing him.

When Cary Fukunaga was attached to direct, Will Poulter (The Revenant) had been cast in the iconic role, though Variety reports that he has dropped off the project due to scheduling conflicts. According to the site, execs are currently looking for someone to fill Tim Curry’s massive clown shoes.

You can expect the return of Pennywise on September 8, 2017.

Book Synopsis:
It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom’s belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.

Or so they thought. Then.

On a spring night in 1985, Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. Richie “Records” Tozier, L.A. disc jockey. Ben Hanscom, renowned architect. Beverly Rogan, dress designer. Eddie Kaspbrak, owner of a successful New York limousine company. And Bill Denbrough, bestselling writer of horror novels. Bill Denbrough, who now only stutters in his dreams.

These six men and one woman have forgotten their childhoods, have forgotten the time when they were Losers… but an unremembered promise draws them back, the present begins to rhyme dreadfully with the past, and when the Losers reunite, the wheels of fate lock together and roll them toward the ultimate terror.

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Stephen King’s It – Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise

Posted by Steve Barton on May 4, 2015

The actor who’ll be playing the role that Tim Curry made famous, Pennywise the Clown from the television adaptation of Stephen King’s It, is a pretty surprising choice. Variety reports that Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, Maze Runner) will be the one filling the over-sized shoes.

Now before anyone starts screaming, “What?!? The nerd from Meet the Millers?!? Are they crazy?,” keep in mind that “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga is at the directorial helm of this film that is set to go places that the 1990 TV mini-series simply was not able to. Sources say in the end, Fukunaga could not say no after being blown away by Poulter’s audition for the part and felt he was the right choice for the role.

This second adaptation of the classic novel will be split into two (or maybe three) parts, chronicling the childhood and then adult life of the main characters. At this time Fukunaga is only attached to direct the first part. Seth Grahame-Smith, David Kajganich and Chase Palmer penned the new feature for Warner Bros.

Related Story: Re-Adaptation of Stephen King’s It to Be Scarier and More Vicious

More as we get it!

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Kaya Scodelario and Aml Ameen Join The Maze Runner

Posted by Uncle Creepy on April 9, 2013

Kaya Scodelario and Aml Ameen Join The Maze RunnerWes Ball (Ruin) took to Twitter to reveal yet another star in his upcoming big screen adaptation of The Maze Runner, the first of a trilogy of dystopian novels by James Dashner. Read on for details.

According to Ball on Twitter, "Aml Ameen and Kaya Scodelario were mesmerizing on camera today. Oops. Did I just reveal @kScodders is our Teresa? :)" Scodelario (pictured) was featured in both Moon and Clash of the Titans. Ameen was featured in the upcoming flicks Evidence and Kidulthood. Will Poulter and Thomas Brodie Sangster also star.

Gotham Group will be producing The Maze Runner with Peter Kang and Daria Cercek overseeing at the studio. Noah Oppenheim wrote the first draft of the script.

Look for more on this flick soon!

Here's the book's synopsis:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

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Has The Maze Runner Found a Runner in Will Poulter?

Posted by Uncle Creepy on March 5, 2013

Has The Maze Runner Found a Runner in Will Poulter?It's been awhile, but finally there's some movement on the long talked about big screen adaptation of The Maze Runner, the first of a trilogy of dystopian novels by James Dashner. Read on for details.

Deadline reports that Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, The Chronicles of Narnia) has been offered one of the leads in the flick that's to be directed by Wes Ball (Ruin).

Gotham Group will be producing The Maze Runner with Peter Kang and Daria Cercek overseeing at the studio. Noah Oppenheim wrote the first draft of the script.

Here's the book's synopsis:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

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Unlock the dark secrets in your mind in the comments section below!