Warner Bros. has slated the new adaptation of Stephen King's It for September 8, 2017. The film will be directed by Andres Muschietti (Mama), and rumors have pegged it for a shoot in Toronto this summer. There is no word yet on who will play Pennywise the Clown; Will Poulter (We're the Millers) was previously attached, but his involvement is unclear since original director Cary Fukunaga departed the project last year.

Coincidentally, I spoke with Dread Central founder and editor-in-chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton about the project earlier this week. You can watch that video above or below.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.