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Horror is a genre that lends itself to instant classics, and few films have ever matched that description quite like Tommy Lee Wallace's IT. Anticipation for Andres Muschietti's upcoming reboot of the iconic Stephen King horror story is sky high, and a trailer has finally debuted to show us what we are dealing with. Check it out below to see all of the awesome new terror for yourself!
It has been almost 30 years since Tommy Lee Wallace's IT miniseries first debuted, and it is clear that Pennywise the Clown has not lost any of his ability to instill utter terror. There's a healthy blend of old and new in this trailer, as the first scene depicted is an incredibly stylish recreation of the infamous sewer scene -- which sees the young Georgie encounter the evil clown in a storm drain, where everything still floats. From there, the story follows a group of school children trying to cope with stress and strain of their everyday existence while the demonic presence begins to creep into their lives and haunt them slowly. It captures the overwhelming sense of dread that made the first IT so wonderful, while moving the setting of the action from the 1950s to (what appears to be) the 1980s.
One of the strongest things about the upcoming IT remake is the way in which it seems to have changed Pennywise. Bill Skarsgård's version of the monster looks considerably different when compared to the Tim Curry incarnation of the villain from 1990, and his overall depiction has changed dramatically. There's much less humor to this new version of Pennywise, and he has a more animalistic persona. This could obviously change by the time we get to hear the character talk, but for now, it is nice to see the remake move away from the original and try something new.
Andres Muschietti's IT has held most of its principal details relatively close to the chest over the course of the last few months, but this trailer seems like a reliable indication that IT could potentially become one of the better horror remakes in recent memory. Hollywood has consistently updated classic scary movies over the course of the last two decades, and the bulk of them have really not been very enjoyable. That said, this trailer bodes well for the upcoming project, and our hope remains high that IT will fall more into the category of Evil Dead and Dawn of the Dead remakes -- rather than A Nightmare On Elm Street or Friday The 13th.
We will bring you more information related to the upcoming release of IT as more details are made available to us. The horror remake will scare its way into theaters September 8, 2017. If you are looking for more information related to the rest of 2017's most highly anticipated theatrical debuts, make sure to check out our movie premiere guide and fill out your moviegoing calendars accordingly!