The excitement is building for the feature film adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic horror story It. If you’re a fan of this book, these three creepy new images that have been released by USA Today are sure to get you even more excited for what is coming.
The new photos include Pennywise the Clown hiding behind a red balloon as well as an image of the creature scaring the shit out of The Losers Club. The third image features our young heroes gathered together as they look at some pictures with an old slide projector. I imagine at some point during this scene one of those pictures is going to start to play like a movie and Pennywise is going to threaten their lives!
“I’ll kill you all! I’ll drive you crazy, and I’ll kill you all! I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had! I’m your worst dream come true! I’M EVERYTHING YOU EVER WERE AFRAID OF! RAAAAH!”
Here’s another description of the film:
An updated adaptation of King’s 1986 best-selling novel, It turns Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgård) loose on seemingly quaint Derry, Maine, where a group of kids known as the Losers’ Club attempts to stop him and his latest murderous mission. The movie is the first of a planned two-part epic directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama) with a narrative like the book that spans two time periods, following the main characters as children in 1989 (in the book, the story starts in the 1950s) and as adults three decades later.
Derry has an infamous history of missing youngsters, and the culprit is an evil nameless entity that appears every 30 years and lurks in the underground sewer system. When young Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) loses his brother to Pennywise’s latest reign of terror, he teams with a bunch of other children who’ve also encountered the malevolent force: overweight Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), loudmouth Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), clean freak Stan Uris (Wyatt Oleff), history lover Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), hypochondriac Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer) and tomboy Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis).
This is the first of two films that are being released. The second is set 30 years later in the present day when the monster returns and the group of friends are forced to come back together as adults to destroy It once and for all. About Pennywise the clown, the director said:
“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.
“It’s 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.”
When talking about the second film and what these characters are going through as adults, he explained:
“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.”
The first film is set to be released on September 8th, 2017.