USA Today has premiered several new images from the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s It from director Andy Muschietti (Mama) giving us our first official still of The Losers Club as well as another creepy look at Pennywise the Clown played by Bill Skarsgård.
The new It is said to be the truest adaptation of the novel yet, however, rather than being split between the child and adult narratives like the book and the TV-Miniseries from 1990, the film will instead focus solely on the children and will later be followed by a sequel centered on the adults as they defeat the evil clown Pennywise for good. The film will also swap out the 1960’s era, setting the children’s storyline in the 1980’s, picking up with them in the sequel as adults in modern day as opposed to the original 1980’s setting.
Muschietti explained to USA Today that the sequel will focus on The Losers Club coming to terms with the terrifying events of their childhood when Pennywise resurfaces in their lives again:
“It’s about remembering things that they have forgot. Getting back in touch with those memories is such an important part of the plot.”
The director teased there will be hints in the first film “that make you think about what will happen 30 years later when Pennywise comes again.”
He also shared that the scene in the book in which Bill wonders if this monster is eating children because that’s what we’re told monsters do is what inspired his vision for the feature-film remake:
“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.”
A trailer is expected to arrive later this week so stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on It as we learn it. You can view the new images below.
The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Olef, Jack Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, and Bill Skarsgård. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
It hits theaters September 8, 2017.
Source: USA Today