The town of Derry, Maine has something of a clown problem and if you ever read the book or saw the original miniseries, you know the clown is only skin deep. As the hype and anticipation builds for the new release due out in September of this year, the studio has been leaking just enough to keep us petrified and interested at the same time. This morning, they went ahead and released the second teaser for the film and it’s as frightening as one might expect so check it out after the bump… if you dare!
Don’t worry too much about cheap, jump-scares because the creators of this new adaptation aren’t wasting too much time with them. What they appear to be doing is embracing the original and the source text with a combination of a Stranger Things-esque use of children with some excellent dialogue. The new trailer helps to build off the one released earlier this year. This new teaser plays more like a scene from the movie than a series of jump-edits combined into a single trailer like most flix so we get a bit of a taste of what’s to come. Here’s the new teaser:
Thanks, New Line. We didn’t need to sleep tonight.
Here is the official synopsis and movie information from the studio:
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.
It is set to hit theaters on September 8th of this year.