The New trailer for IT has dropped, and it looks downright terrifying.
One of Tim Curry’s most iconic role was of the evil clown Pennywise in the television mini-series that ran back in 1990. He was the best part of a mediocre adaptation of the Stephen King novel, but it appears that Bill Skarsgård appears to be giving Curry a run with his interpretation of evil.
The film was directed by Andrés Muschietti, known for the horror film Mama, has taken over from Beasts of no Nation’s Cary Fukunaga, who was originally attached before dropping out. Fukunaga retains a writing credit.
“It is a horror movie, but it’s not only that,” Muschietti told a Comic-Con audience last weekend. “It’s a story of love and friendship and a lot of other beautiful emotions.”
The cast includes Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard and Midnight Special’s Jaeden Lieberher.
“The story is the same, but there are changes in the things the kids are scared of,” Muschietti told Variety. “In the book, they’re children in the 50s, so the incarnations of the monsters are mainly from movies, so it’s Wolf Man, the Mummy, Frankenstein [and] Dracula. I had a different approach. I wanted to bring out deeper fears, based not only on movie monsters but on childhood traumas.”
It will be released in theaters on September 8th.
I’ll be doing a full trailer breakdown later today, but in the meantime, watch this trailer with the lights on, but it will still likely haunt your dreams.