The First Teaser Trailer For It Preys On Your Fears

September 2017 at the movies promises to be a tough time for those with coulrophobia. Because a particularly demonic clown will be stalking our screens in the new film based on Stephen King's It. Check out the first teaser trailer if you dare...

This new adaptation – which faces comparisons to the cult TV movie that starred Tim Curry as the grinning terror – kicks off in the 1980s, shifting the original book's '50s setting. But the place remains the same, the seemingly quiet town of Derry, Maine that harbours a dark secret: adults and children seem to disappear and die at an alarming rate.

It'll take a group of kids known as the Losers' Club to figure out – Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Beverly (Sophia Lillis), Richie (Finn Wolfhard), Stanley (Wyatt Oleff), Mike (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Henry (Nicolas Hamilton) – who in addition to dealing with growing pains and bullies, must confront the true horror: Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), who has a 30-year cycle of haunting the town from the sewers and beyond.

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Andrés Muschietti is in the director's chair for the long-gestating film version, the first of two planned movies that cover the different parts of the story. The second movie will find the Losers' Club grown up, with no memory of Pennywise, as the threat returns...

It has set its sights on an 8 September release.

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