One of the most terrifying novels Stephen King wrote, his 1986 best selling novel IT, is coming back to the screen. IT, also known as Pennywise the Clown, has returned to Derry, Maine. He comes back every 27 years, and wreaks havoc on the children of Derry.
There have been several trailers released, and I’m going to pop all of them in here to watch. They do all touch on the most important parts of the film: The Losers Club, (made up of the protagonists of our film. Bill, Ben, Bev, Richie, Eddie, Mike, and Stan), the bullies who terrorize this group of kids prompting them to become the Losers Club, the town of Derry and the strange legends of terrible things happening on a fairly regular basis, Georgie in his yellow rain slicker, and of course Pennywise.
This adaptation is set in 1989, as opposed to 1957 in the novel. As such it does have a familiar feel. Fans of Stranger Things will find the vibe of the trailers very familiar. A group of outcasts banding together to fight not only the people who are tormenting them in the here, but to also fight a creature who exists outside the here.
Pennywise the Clown is only one of the forms the monster takes. It feeds on children because their fear makes them taste better. It shifts forms into what each child fears the most, a werewolf, a mummy, the ghost of Georgie…IT is a monster that lives between worlds, and is nearly impossible to kill because of that. But maybe, just maybe the Losers Club can kill him and save Derry. Maybe.
This version of IT looks pretty good. The head of Pennywise echos the balloons that are associated with him, and his classic “You’ll float too” line that gets quoted time and time again in the trailers. It’s going to be a duology, with part two occurring in present day Derry. There is no release date or filming dates set for this yet, but the director announced that he’d like to have the script ready in early 2018.
IT will be released on 8 September, 2017.
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