If you come with me, you’ll float too…
I think there are times we’re a bit too reactionary; a lot of us thought adapting Stephen King’s It was a bad idea. The first image of Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgard, didn’t help restore our faith in what Andy Muschietti was directing. If the trailer is any indication, clowns are scary again, thanks to Warner Bros. and New Line’s IT, in theaters September 8, 2017.
The trailer takes us to a small town in Maine, where seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise. The clown is quite literally the boogeyman, taunting and tormenting these children as he snakes his way through the sewers. When Pennywise rises out of the water, it’s absolutely mortifying.
The kids in peril, the Losers’ Club, include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. There’s a bit of A Nightmare in Elm Street in the fact that they’re all sharing the same experiences and believe each other when they say that Pennywise is real. What’s super scary is the fact that there doesn’t appear to be anywhere to hide from Pennywise; he’s everywhere, and isn’t shy about teasing the children, even in public!
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.
Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Nicholas Hamilton plays Henry Bowers. The cast also includes Owen Teague who plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.