It is an upcoming 2017 supernatural psychological horror film and an adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 horror novel It. The film tells the story of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. It deals with themes that eventually became King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma, and the ugliness lurking behind a façade of traditional small-town values.
The film is being directed by Andrés Muschietti, from a screenplay adapted by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman. Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise The Dancing Clown, with Jaeden Lieberher starring as Bill Denbrough. Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jack Grazer are all featured in supporting roles. Principal photography began in Toronto, Canada on June 27, 2016 and ended on September 21. The locations being used for It are in the municipality of Port Hope and Oshawa, Ontario, as well as Riverdale, Toronto.