I’m pretty jealous of our own Trace Thurman, who saw the first footage from Andy Muschietti’s It at SXSW just about a week ago. As Trace described, the teaser trailer for this year’s adaptation was shown off at the event; sadly, it still hasn’t yet appeared online. We know you’re hungry to see it, but we’ve got a little something today that should hold you over.
From the Facebook page “Stephen King’s It 2017” comes a shot from the newest issue of Empire Magazine, which looks to be from one of the teaser scenes Trace described out of SXSW:
The trailer opens with footage of Bill Denbrough making a paper boat for his little brother Georgie. We then move outside, where Georgie is chasing his boat in a rainstorm as it floats next to the curb. Suddenly, Georgie runs right into a street barrier, which knocks him down on the ground. He then watches as his boat sails into a gutter. He runs to the gutter and tries to see if he can see his boat. As he looks deep into the sewers, Pennywise abruptly appears before the screen cuts to black.
You’ll have to wait for the teaser, but you can check out the insanely creepy new image below!
In theaters September 8, 2017, the Andy Muschietti-directed film is set “in 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.“
Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling monster.
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the modern Losers’ Club.
Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club.
Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.