Not only is the first trailer for Andres Muschietti‘s take on Stephen King‘s ‘It‘ likely to drop this coming Wednesday but we’ve got a few new shots from the film as well! The images showcase Pennywise, of course, and the Loser’s Club taking in a film.
The cinematic take is going to be two movies with the first looking back at the main characters as children in the late 80s which will give us a much different take from the 50s setting of the original novel. Still, with the target audience having been born in various years of the 80s and beyond, it should come as no surprise to see this updated to be both modern and just before the influx of modern technology that would allow every child to have a phone in their pocket which could take hi-def pictures.
While there isn’t an official announcement of a trailer quite yet, we’ve been seeing Muschietti’s Instagram do a bit of a countdown in balloons all week long with yesterday’s post being:
As for the new images, first up we have a great shot of The Loser’s Club which you can see here that includes Wyatt Oleff Jeremy Ray Taylor(from left), Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis and Jeremy Ray Taylor who play the heroic kids of ‘It.’
Of our main characters, Muschietti says in an interview with USA Today:
“It happens in the book, this coming of age and kids facing their own mortality, which is something that in real life happens in a more progressive way and slowed down. There’s a passage (in It) that reads, ‘Being a kid is learning how to live and being an adult is learning how to die.’ There’s a bit of a metaphor of that and it just happens in a very brutal way, of course.”
We’ve also got a great shot of Pennywise stalking the children:
There’s an interesting take on Pennywise in the film as there is a moment in the novel where Bill wonders if the monster is eating children just because it’s told that’s what monsters do:
“It’s a tiny bit of information, but that sticks with you so much. Maybe it is real as long as children believe in it. And in a way, Pennywise’s character is motivated by survival. In order to be alive in the imagination of children, he has to keep killing.”
We already know that everyone seems to have a fear of clowns these days so it should be interesting to see if they have all of the children see him looking the same as it’s been established that Pennywise takes the shape of your worst fear:
“He doesn’t have a steady behavior, he doesn’t expose how he thinks, and that’s what makes him really unpredictable.”
As mentioned above, the second film will take place years in the future:
“It’s about remembering things that they have forgot. Getting back in touch with those memories is such an important part of the plot,” says Muschietti, adding that there are a few hints in this fall’s It “that make you think about what will happen 30 years later when Pennywise comes again.”
Are you looking forward to seeing Pennywise and The Loser’s Club battle in ‘It’? What are your thoughts on the latest promo photos? Share your thoughts below!
Pennywise will be haunting theaters in Stephen King’s ‘It’ Part 1 on September 8th, 2017
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