So what are you afraid of? If you said a creepy clown that lives in the sewers, then you might be ready for the upcoming big screen adaptation of It, based on the immensely popular 1986 novel by Stephen King. We’ve seen photos of Bill Skarsgård already as the malevolent entity that takes the form of a painted entertainer of children, but now we get to seem him in action, and it is terrifying. This trailer has got atmosphere to spare thanks to Mama director Andrés Muschietti, but will It be able to deliver the goods? Let’s follow our paper boat down the stream to the sewer drain and see…
The plot of the film will focus on a group of kids called the Losers’ Club who all live in a neighbourhood in Derry, Maine. When Georgie Denbrough disappears, the other children in the neighbourhood are soon plagued by Pennywise who knows how to bring their deepest darkest fears to life and terrorizes them, so the Losers team-up to find a way to rid themselves of the clown for good. The movie adapts the first half of the King novel leaving the second half, featuring Pennywise’s return when the Losers are grown, ready for a sequel.
The official plot synopsis:
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.
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.
“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).
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.
It will be in theatres everywhere on September 8.