Hollywood is hoping there’s going to be a bit of a Stephen King movie renaissance, with the likes of The Dark Tower, Gerald’s Game and a big screen version of It. We’ve been promised a trailer for the last of those tomorrow, but ahead of that comes a poster and a tease for the upcoming promo.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
‘“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).’
It will be released on September 8th, 2017. If successful, expect the second half of King’s novel – where the kids are grown up and return to confront their fears – to be adapted too. Take a look at the poster and trailer tease below.