Earlier today, I realized something startling. In the original "It" novel, It awakens roughly every 27 years to feast upon a new generation of children. The gap between the release of the It miniseries in 1990, and the film earlier this year, is exactly 27 years.
At first, I thought there was no way this was a coincidence, but apparently the movie was in development hell for several years, so it may not have been originally planned for a 2017 release date. The movie's Wikipedia article doesn't say either way, or even acknowledge the coincidence at all.
Is there any indication that the release date was planned, to resemble the 27-year cycle in the novel, or was it just fortuitous?