Will Poulter (The kid who made out with Jennifer Aniston in We’re The Millers) is in negotiations to play Pennywise, the evil monster who lured in children disguised as a clown, in the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s horror classic It, says Variety.

“True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga will direct It, which will be split into two feature films for New Line Cinema.

The original story followed a group of outcast kids that come together over summer break to take on the monster that’s haunting their town, battling their own personal monsters in the process.

King’s popular book was made into a TV miniseries in 1991 starring John Ritter and Tim Curry, who played the clown in terrifying fashion. A film adaptation was never undertaken given the size of the King novel, but Fukunaga has been very vocal recently that the latest script will stay true to the King story while also giving the film a new look.

Fukunaga penned the It screenplay along with Chase Palmer.

Via Bloody Disgusting