Thursday saw the third trailer proper for It drop and, if this were possible, it has us even more excited for Andrés Muschietti’s long-awaited adaptation.
Whether you’ve read Stephen King’s epic 1986 novel or not, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the image of little Georgie Denbrough floating his paper boat down into a storm drain where he comes face to face with Pennywise. We see more of this scene (which opens both the book and the 1990 miniseries) here, and finally get to hear Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) talking. Perhaps more exciting for fans of the book however, are glimpses of Henry Bowers (Nicholas Hamilton) and his gang tormenting Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), the Losers’ Club forming a circle as they make an important promise, and Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs) talking about his grandfather’s (his father in the novel) research into Derry’s dark past. The novel gives such a rich sense of history to the fictional town in Maine and Pennywise’s influence there that the 1990 adaptation simply failed to translate onto screen, but Muschietti’s version looks to rectify that. We also get to see a brief moment from the young friends’ climactic showdown with It.
The Losers’ Club is completed by Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis), Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard) Stan Uris (Wyatt Olef), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer) and their unofficial leader, Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher).
It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club floats into cinemas on September 8th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)