If, like me, you're a Stephen King fan who's eagerly anticipating the Big Budget Stephen King renaissance (adaptations of The Dark Tower, It, Revival and The Stand are all on the horizon), you probably don't need to be told to follow Andy Muschietti on Instagram.
The director - who's currently in production on a sprawling adaptation of Stephen King's It - has been regularly posting behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the film, and what's there looks great.
Let's take a look, starting with a pair of storyboards...
Here's Stuttering Bill, sealing a paper boat in paraffin for his little brother, Georgie. Poor Georgie. He's not even gonna know what hit him.
Meanwhile, here's another shot of Bill, hoofing it across someone's front lawn with Silver by his side. I'm not sure why Bill's anti-stuttering chant ("He thrusts his fists against the posts but still insists he sees the ghosts!") has been slapped over this sketch, but I like it.
Oh, and speaking of Silver...
...there she is, in all her (lightly-rusted) glory. Interesting to note that, even though the timeline's been updated in this version of It (with the "childhood" half of the story taking place in the 80s, rather than the late 50s) this version of Silver looks...very un-80s. It looks, in fact, a lot like a 50s-era bike. That's a nice little nod to the original timeline, no?
Meanwhile, things are getting creepy down in the Barrens...
...at least, I'm assuming that's the creek that runs through the Barrens (what else could it be?). Is that head part of a dummy being used by the production, or a doll's head left over from one of Pennywise's victims? Either way, yikes.
Elsewhere, Muschietti's showing off some of the production's attention to detail. Here we see that they've gone the extra mile to keep some of It's street names the same...
...and here, in my favorite photo of the bunch, we're given a great look at the front gate of 29 Neibolt Street. I'd advise not going in there.
Last, but certainly not least, is this:
A whole bunch of people linked me to the above photo over the weekend, asking what it could mean. My guess? We're probably going to see a whole series of MISSING posters featuring the member's of the Loser's Club (I'm guessing they started with Finn Wolfhard's Richie Tozier because, as you may have noticed, Wolfhard's Stranger Things has been getting quite a bit of attention online lately).
If you're not already following Muschietti over on Instagram, you should do so now. He updates semi-regularly, and these set photos are always worth a peek.
While we're waiting on the next update: what do you guys think of what we've seen from It thus far? Feeling encouraged by these pics? Indifferent? Are you outraged and foaming at the mouth? Sound off in the comments below.