It has finally arrived! And by it, I mean It. The long-awaited, new adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed horror novel has finally received it’s first trailer, and yes, it’s just as f**ked up as you thought it be. Directed by Andrés Muschietti, when children begin to disappear in the little town of Derry, Maine, a group of kids are faced with their biggest fear as they come face to face with an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of violence and murder goes back centuries.
I’ve never read It myself, nor have I seen the original 1990 movie, so I have no previous connections to this property. I don’t know a ton going in other than it’s about one scary as clown, which essentially, is all I really need to know. But from what I’ve been hearing and reading, it seems this new trailer lets fans know that this remake/reboot will in fact stay close to the material it’s based off of. And that’s definitely a good thing.
As far as a trailer goes, it’s intense on every level. The trailer builds more and more tension until it finally reveals the Pennywise moment that serves the purpose of a first trailer. The film is set in the ’80s and I truly do feel like I’m there with nods all over the footage showcased. And while I’m not able to catch all the eater eggs to previous iterations, I know the trailer has a few here or there that will no doubt get original fans excited for what’s to come in this new telling.
Check out the first trailer below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Are you a fan of the novel and original movie? How bad do clowns scare you? Does this trailer get you excited for this new telling? Muschietti’s It will be released on September 8th, 2017 and stars Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
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.