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.

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

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.