Pennywise is all over this creepy new trailer for It, which does an excellent job setting the mood and tone of what could be one of the best horror movies of 2017.
“In Derry, Maine in the summer of 1989, a group of outcast kids discover a shape-shifting entity who may be linked to the recent cases of missing children in the town, but also face their own personal demons in the process.”
Warner Bros. committed to turning Stephen King’s novel into a feature film as far back as 2009, so what you see here is the result of more than eight years. Naturally there’s probably not a whole lot left from those early days, but you could definitely say they’ve hit more than a few bumps along the road. Watching this from the perspective of someone who isn’t familiar with the book (or the 1990 TV miniseries), I have to say they’ve done a great job setting everything up, first with the teaser and now this full blown trailer. So far It smells like a hit for Warner.
Andres Muschietti ended up directing It after Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective season 1) left the project because he didn’t see eye to eye with the studio regarding the film’s direction. But that doesn’t mean they scrapped everything he had done up to that point as Cary Joji Fukunaga is still credited as having co-written the screenplay with Chase Palmer and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise in the movie.
It, the first chapter in a planned duology (second one set 27 years later with the kids now adults), opens September 8th in the US and a couple other countries. There’s no release date yet for Part 2.