The long-rumored “It” remake is back in theaters for the first time since 2005 with an expected $25 million to $30 million opening weekend.
It is directed by Tom Hanks and stars John Goodman, John Goodman Jr., Amy Adams, Robert De Niro and Matthew McConaughey, among others.
“It’s About the Family,” an adaptation of “The Adventures of Tintin” from the children’s book series, is a co-production of Sony Pictures Classics and Warner Bros. The pic is based on “The Legend of Tints” and “The Jungle Book.”
It will open in 2,077 theaters and gross $30.4 million to win an Oscar nomination.
It will not be released until the summer.
“The family’s a little bit older, a little more refined, a lot more sophisticated, and that’s exactly what the characters are going to be,” said Sony Pictures CFO Bob Rothstein.
“But we wanted to create a family with a sense of history and a sense that we have the power to make history.”
Goodman is set to reprise his role as “Aunt Helen,” the matriarch of the family who takes care of Tinsley’s two sons.
Goodman is also reprising his role of “King Solomon,” who was voiced by Jack Nicholson in “The King’s Speech” and voiced by Tim Curry in “Batman Begins.”
“It has been a great honor to be working with Tom and Amy and John, and they have been a huge part of the production team,” said Goodman.
“They are terrific actors and it’s exciting to work with them on this project.”
Adams and Goodman will star in the remake alongside McConaghy, James McAvoy, Tom Hankiewicz, Michelle Monaghan and David Hyde Pierce.
The original “It,” starring Tom Hagen, John Belushi and Terry Gilliam, grossed $2.8 billion worldwide in its theatrical run and is now considered one of the best movies of all time.
It grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office in 2011 and 2012.
Goodman’s remake is set for a wide release this summer.