The trailer for the highly anticipated 2017 version of Stephen King‘s “It” poses the question, “What are you afraid of?” Thanks to King’s 1986 horror novel of the same name, the answer is undoubtedly “clowns” for a large percentage of the population. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema will release the new feature film on September 8, 2017, which gives you only about six months to save up for a therapist after watching the frightening clown in the trailer above.
Directed by Andres Muschietti and adapted from King’s novel by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, the film stars many child actors in the lead roles of the students who are terrorized by the nightmarish Pennywise The Dancing Clown in their hometown of Derry, Maine.
Bill Skarsgard (“Hemlock Grove”) takes on the role of Pennywise, with Jaeden Lieberher (“Masters of Sex”) playing main protagonist Bill Denbrough. This big screen version was first rumored way back in 2009, with production finally taking place in Canada last year.
The ABC television network aired a two-night “It” miniseries back in 1990, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise and Richard Thomas as Bill. That program aired to boffo ratings (an average of 18 million viewers per night) and even won an Emmy Award for Best Music Composition (Richard Bellis).
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