'IT' movie by Stephen King will begin filming in Toronto
Pennywise the Dancing Clown IMBD

One of Stephen King’s masterpieces will once again grace the big screen with its horror-thriller novel rework. Pennywise the Clown will be arriving to scare fans at an earlier release date of “IT” than what was expected.

The rework of the novel “IT” is said to be an adaptation of the 1990 two-part television mini series. The team from New Line Cinema may be starting its filming this month for the “IT” film. This would mean that the sequel of the movie will probably hit theatres sometime next year or in early 2019.

Confirmation from producer Dan Lin reveals that “IT” will still be a two-part movie project as originally planned. Viewers should anticipate that an R-rated rating to be given for this film, according to Lin as quoted by Screenrant.

In addition, a test screening for the film was done a few months ago by the studio. Based on this information, there have been several actors in line for the movie. This includes “Allegiant’s” Bill Skarsgard for the role of Pennywise and “Stranger Things’” Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier. Other cast members are listed on IMDb.

If the abovementioned report is accurate, then the movie will be filming in Toronto, Canada starting March 17, per My E World. It will be a total of six months prior to the release of the first “IT” movie. The first instalment will highlight the anticipated return of Pennywise the Clown who will once again victimise the poor kids of Derry.

The aforementioned site has also revealed a synopsis of the movie saying: “a promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Massachusetts, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if 'IT' should ever reappear.”

Stephen King's classic novel was previously adapted into a 1990 TV miniseries that carried the same title. The series originally cast the multi-awarded Tim Curry, who played Pennywise the Clown.

If the second instalment of “IT” would indeed start filming later this month, fans should be able to hear more details about the second casting in the near future. The first “IT” movie is currently set for release in theatres on Sep. 8 in the US. An Australian release date is yet to be confirmed.