Are you afraid of IT? I am!
I've always been afraid of IT and this new trailer doesn't change my mind. Warner Bros. unveiled the first teaser for Andres Muschietti’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic It.
The New Line pic stars Hemlock Grove actor Bill Skarsgard as the evil clown Pennywise. Stranger Things breakout Finn Wolfhard, Midnight Special’s Jaeden Liberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play some of the terrorized children.
Tim Curry portrayed the iconic clown in the 1990 miniseries. Like Curry, Skarsgard’s demon carries around a red balloon, as the trailer promises “You’ll float, too.”
The official synopsis reads:
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. [...]
Muschietti directed “IT” from a screenplay by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by King. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), production designer Claude Paré (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), editor Jason Ballantine (“The Great Gatsby”), and costume designer Janie Bryant (TV’s “Mad Men”). The music was composed by Benjamin Wallfisch.
The teaser opens on a rainy day as Pennywise lures a little boy, "Georgie" Denbrough, into a storm drain after the kid’s paper boat floats into it. As "Georgi" stares down the drain, the boy locks eyes with the evil clown. His brother — Lieberher’s Bill — and a group of his friends create the Losers Club to get to the bottom of Georgie’s disappearance as more and more children begin to vanish in the town of Derry, Maine. The crew bands together and discovers the truth – that Pennywise is running amok in Derry's sewer system.
"Throughout, the trailer showcases Andrés Muschietti's unnerving visual style with snippets of eerily floating balloons and Pennywise's sharp claws." (The Rolling Stones)
It, which hits theaters September 8th, is reportedly planned as the first installment of a two-part series. Last year, producer Roy Lee told Collider, "We're taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel."
Check out the trailer below:
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