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Film version of Stephen King's 'It' to open Sept. 18, 2017

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Karen Butler
Actress and filmmaker Sally Field and author Stephen King after President Barack Obama awarded them with 2014 National Medals of Arts during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 10, 2015. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Actress and filmmaker Sally Field and author Stephen King after President Barack Obama awarded them with 2014 National Medals of Arts during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 10, 2015. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- The big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel It is to open in theaters Sept. 18, 2017, Warner Bros. and New Line announced.

Mama director Andres Muschietti is helming the horror classic about a clown named Pennywise who terrorizes children in Maine.

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The book was previously adapted as a two-part, television miniseries starring Dennis Christopher, Annette O'Toole, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Richard Masur and Michael Cole.

Tim Curry played Pennywise in the original version.

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