The latest trailer for Stephen King’s “It” dropped during the MTV Music & TV awards Sunday night, but this teaser’s focus isn’t based on everyone’s favorite murder-clown. Instead, the clip offers an extended look at the film’s protagonists — the teenage members of Losers’ Club — and what their on-screen dynamics will entail. There’s plenty of banter that’s sure to remind audiences of last year’s Netflix hit “Stranger Things,” but the teaser ends as you’d expect, with Pennywise once again making his eerie presence felt.
Spending time developing the kids is paramount if the studio intends to follow through with its character-driven plans for the adaptation. The film plans called for splitting King’s novel into two films, with the first entry focusing on the characters as teens, and the second movie following them as adults. The first film’s official description is detailed below:
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.
Based on Stephen King’s classic novel of the same name, “It: Part 1 – the Losers Club” stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague and Logan Thompson. Look for “It” in theaters nationwide on September 8th, 2017.