Usually, the closer we get to a movie’s release, the more inundated we are with teaser trailers, must-see photos, rumours, etc., etc. It becomes a bit tiresome after a while. However, in the case of IT, arguably the most anticipated horror release of the year, the exact opposite is true.
With less than a couple months to go until the film’s release, we’ve got a brand-new trailer to obsess over frame by frame (if you’re so inclined). And, at the risk of sounding like a hyperactive child, this one is very special indeed. It is the definition of nightmare-inducing.
Creepy, atmospheric, with a spookily earnest voice-over and just enough of a glimpse at the world of the movie to keep us interested (while not spoiling any of its inner delights), this the horror trailer by which all future horror trailers should be judged.
Check it out for yourself below (just make sure the lights are on throughout the house first).
One main thing to note about the trailer (aside from how bloody scary it is) is how great it looks. This is a well-realised, tactile world, conceived by people who care about this story and how it looks onscreen.
It’s not surprising to learn that esteemed cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung, regular collaborator of Park Chan Wook (he lensed both Stoker and The Handmaiden), is the DOP.
In direct contrast with a sadly growing number of modern horror movies, IT looks really, really pretty. There are also a load of nods for nerds to spot (see if you can catch Tim Curry’s Pennywise hidden in there).
The first installment in the two-part remake stars Bill Skarsgård as the infamous demon made famous by Curry in the TV miniseries, Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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
What we also know about the first half of the redux is that it will be R-rated, which is good news for horror fans, bad news for coulrophobiacs. Also, the creative team have said their intent is to stay as close to the source material as possible.
Original director Cary Fukunaga reportedly departed the remake over budgetary disagreements with New Line. Andrés ‘Andy’ Muschietti (Mama) was later tapped to helm the project.
The film is set for theatrical release on September 8, 2017.
Like the 1991 television miniseries, the forthcoming remake is based on the Stephen King book of the same name. No additional details on the upcoming project are available at this time but stay tuned to Wicked Horror and we will keep you apprised as more news is announced about this project.