New Line Cinema’s “It” Man: Will Poulter

Another horror classic is seeing a modern reboot. This time, we’re seeing the return of Pennywise the Clown from It, and Will Poulter is in negotiations for the title role.

Poulter doesn’t scream “horrifying, prehistoric shape-shifting entity” to me right now, but director Cary Fukunaga was reportedly very impressed with his audition. He has big shoes to fill following Tim Curry’s infamous Pennywise performance in the two-part TV movie from 1990, but there’s nothing that tells me that he can’t handle a villainous role, especially due to positive whisperings about early footage of his performance in The Revenant (scheduled for a limited release Christmas 2015). With a bit of movie magic, I’m sure that Poulter will come crawling out of sewers and into our nightmares soon enough.

The film will purportedly be split into two parts: one following the Losers Club from Derry, Maine as children and one focusing on their return to vanquish the creature once and for all as adults. Fukunaga has also been adamant that the movie will have “a new look” but faithfully follow the novel.

What do you suppose that means, fans? Are we going to get a glimpse into the Deadlights? Will The Turtle show up? Will everything still float down here?

What would you like to see?

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.