Steven King’s IT is getting a reboot and by the sounds of things, the film promises to be more horrifying than ever.
Although production wrapped on IT in September, details surrounding the film have been few and far between, until now.
The lucky few who attended SXWS Film Festival were privy to the first teaser trailer in which we are reintroduced to Pennywise the Clown, according to Movieweb.
The excerpt of the trailer goes a little something like this:
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.
As if that wasn’t chilling enough, the excerpt goes on to introduce the members of The Loser’s Club who are terrorised by Pennywise.
Then we are shown the members of the Loser’s Club meeting each other and realizing that they’ve all been seeing the same entity, before one of them finally says ‘The Clown’.
Once that happens, the teaser then moves into its centre-piece, which shows the members of the Loser’s Club looking at pictures on a carousel slide projector that suddenly acquires a life of its own and begins moving through the slides at an increasingly alarming speed.
Narrating every kid’s worst nightmare, the excerpt concludes:
The pictures are of Georgie and his parents, and each slide zooms in on Georgie’s face before cutting to his mother, whose hair is covering her face.
As the projector moves from slide to slide, the hair moves out of his mother’s face, and her face is revealed to be that of Pennywise himself.
The teaser ends with Bill walking down into his flooded basement, where Georgie’s ghost taunts him by repeatedly screaming… before Pennywise rises from the water and rushes at him in a moment that had the entire audience screaming.
According to reports, it is at this moment that the screen cuts to black and the word ‘IT’ appears on screen.
Bill Skarsgard will portray the nefarious Pennywise and the film is set for release on September 8 2017.
Prepare the pillows to hide behind, people. IT sounds horrifying.
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