It’s no secret that the big (and small) screen adaptations of Stephen King’s work have had mixed success over the years, but for every Firestarter and Under the Dome, there’s a Misery and 11.22.63. How will It fare? Time will tell, but Warner Bros. has announced today that they will release the movie on September 18th, 2017, a little sooner than expected.

After all, It was thrown into chaos when writer and director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) decided to part ways with New Line over creative differences, though the studio didn’t take too long to find a replacement in the form of Andres Muschietti.

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Variety mentions that Will Poulter, who was set to play the delightfully evil Pennywise the Clown, has dropped out of the project (meaning the hunt is now on to find a replacement).

The Stephen King novel followed seven children known as The Losers Club who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. It sounds like the movie will still come in two parts – one focusing on the group as children, and the other as adults, but we’ll hopefully hear more details on this one soon.