First trailer for Stephen King's “IT” reboot is terrifying
“IT”. Anticipation for Andres Muschietti's upcoming reboot of the iconic Stephen King horror story is sky high, and a trailer debuted to show fans what they can expect to deal with.
It has been almost 30 years since Tommy Lee Wallace's “IT” miniseries first debuted, and it is clear that Pennywise the Clown has not lost any of his ability to instill utter terror. There's a healthy blend of old and new in this trailer, as the first scene depicted is an incredibly stylish recreation of the infamous sewer scene -- which sees the young Georgie encounter the evil clown in a storm drain, where everything still floats. From there, the story follows a group of school children trying to cope with stress and strain of their everyday existence while the demonic presence begins to creep into their lives and haunt them slowly. It captures the overwhelming sense of dread that made the first “IT” so wonderful, while moving the setting of the action from the 1950s to what appears to be the 1980s.
One of the strongest things about the upcoming “IT” remake is the way in which it seems to have changed Pennywise. Bill Skarsgård's version of the monster looks considerably different when compared to the Tim Curry incarnation of the villain from 1990, and his overall depiction has changed dramatically. There's much less humour to this new version of Pennywise, and he has a more animalistic persona.
Andres Muschietti's “IT” has held most of its principal details relatively close to the chest over the course of the last few months, but this trailer seems like a reliable indication that “IT” could potentially become one of the better horror remakes in recent memory. Hollywood has consistently updated classic scary movies over the course of the last two decades, and the bulk of them have really not been very enjoyable. That said, this trailer bodes well for the upcoming project, and it promises to fall more into the category of “Evil Dead” and “Dawn of the Dead” remakes -- rather than “A Nightmare On Elm Street” or “Friday The 13th”.
The horror remake will creep its way into theatres September 8.