Creepy thy name is Pennywise. This trailer reveals more footage of the movie and slightly different narrative from the original 1990 mini TV series. It seems that director Andrés Muschietti is determined to keep modern language and themes within the film. The trailer also features creatures not in the shape of Pennywise, so either there is more than one evil haunting the town, or Pennywise has more costumes than we thought. Thus far, it seems the CGI elements will hold up a great deal better than the 90s version.
Nonetheless, it is up to a small group of children in the small town of Derry, Maine to face up to Pennywise and the great evil. They must find somewhat to stop the history of murder and violence that Pennywise has caused over the centuries.
IT stars Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant, Hemlock Grove) as Pennywise himself, a much younger choice than the mini series’ Tim Curry. We shall see if Skarsgård can haunt the memories of generation to come just as well. Other stars in the film include: Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).
The screenplay comes from Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman. These are not the same folks that worked on the script for the original film, in case you’re wondering, it’s an entirely new script based on the novel by the same name by Stephen King. Though the author is not involved in the writing of the script this time. Whether or not that is good thing might require a look at other films based on King’s novels, and their respective directors.
IT is slated for release September 8, 2017.