Warner Bros. has released the first official full trailer for the first ever film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel IT.
The new film directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) will 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, rather than being split between the child and adult narratives like the book and the TV-Miniseries from 1990. The film will also swap out the 1960’s era, setting the children’s storyline in the 1980’s and picking up with them as adults in modern day.
You can watch the new trailer 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.