Yesterday the Official Teaser Trailer for the IT remake was released to scare the living daylights out of us.
In my less than humble opinion, nope. All of the nope! I hate clowns, I am not going to go see this. Well, I say that now, but chances are my horror loving best friend will drag me kicking and screaming like she did when Blair Witch came out.
With that said, what do we know about this remake?
Let’s start off with the basics. IT is the first of two movies, as they decided to split the story into two films instead of condensing it into a single film. At the time of writing, there has not been any information regarding the release of the second film.
It has to be said, Bill Skarsgård has big clown shoes to fill. Not only is Pennywise the Dancing Clown such an icon in the horror world, but he was originally brought to life by the one and only Tim Curry. While Skarsgård certainly has a menacing presence in the trailer, he doesn’t say a single word, which doesn’t give us a lot to use for comparison.
Andrés Muschietti, the director, is no stranger to horror let alone horror centred around children. Back in 2008, he directed a short horror film about two little girls and their nightmarish mother. Sound familiar? It should. This short was adapted into the 2013 film, Mama, with Muschietti as the director yet again.
From what I can tell, a noteworthy difference between the original story and the upcoming film is the time setting. IT will now take place in the eighties rather than the fifties, this is so the second film can be set in the present.
If you have seen the original or read the book, you know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t I recommend you pick up the book or the miniseries before September.
As to be expected, the filmmakers are not revealing their hand all at once, So watch this space for more information as it comes.
It will float into theatres and our nightmares on September 8th.