We’re headed back to Derry, Maine for what has quickly become the most anticipated horror film of the year. Today, we got our first official look at Pennywise and The Loser’s Club in action after months of teaser images from the production. An adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, the film has Bill Skarsgård playing the role of Pennywise, a character best remembered from Tim Curry’s iconic performance in the 1990 TV miniseries.
As this film is intended to be the first of two, it will focus on the group as children and leave the adult storyline for part two. This teaser trailer looks phenomenal and manages to satisfy fans with glimpses of iconic moments while simultaneously setting a new, darker tone for this adaptation. Check out the synopsis, teaser trailer and poster below.
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 will be released on September 8, 2017.
I’m bummed that they’re going straight up “evil clown” on this, from the look of it. Pennywise looks like a mix between a Killer Klown and Sting the wrestler.
We can say that we can’t judge based on a teaser trailer made not for us but for general audiences, and that’s fair. But I’ve also been told we can’t judge based on the numerous images we’ve gotten of his design over the past few months–let’s wait for a trailer. Now, it’s “let’s wait for the movie”. So, I guess that’s where we are.
I like the kids so far, and the direction seems solid. I wish everything weren’t washed out blue, but that’s just how movies are made in this day and age. The house on Neibolt street looks terrible–like it came out of a Goosebumps episode. Specifically the episode “The Haunted House Game”. Hopefully that’s just what the kids see, and then it turns out it doesn’t really look like that. Personally the *normality* of the house is what made it so scary to me. Bad things happening in a haunted house isn’t much of a stretch.
IT is my second favorite book, only surpassed by 11/22/63, so I’m very hopeful that this will be the adaptation the book deserves. I’m not convinced at this point, but I’d love to be proven wrong. Maybe a straight monster movie Swedish Pennywise is what we needed all along. 😉
While I’m a huge fan of Tim Curry and of the 1990 TV adaptation, I’m sad to say that “IT” is one of those books that I’ve never managed to sit down and read. While I do really like the tone they’re setting with this trailer, I can agree with your points on the color wash and the “haunted” house. We’ll have to wait and see how it turns out – my fingers are crossed!