ByJase Peeples, writer at
Jase Peeples

It returns every 27 years and fans have been waiting exactly that long since the last time we saw an adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic IT. The 1990 two-part TV miniseries brought Pennywise the clown into our living rooms and our nightmares with a terrifying performance by Tim Curry, but for those of us who have been longing for a bigger-budget theatrical adaptation of the novel, our wait is nearly over.

Today we got our first official look at the upcoming remake, and it isn’t just frightening – it floats. (They all float down in the trailer below.)

Directed by Andrés Muschietti, who has been teasing us for months by posting photos from the set on his Instagram account, the remake still won’t hit theaters until September 8, 2017. However, the new trailer is yet another sign that this long-stalled remake will be worth the wait.

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With Producer Roy Lee confirming last February in an interview with Collider that IT will have an R rating and would stick closely to the source material while updating the story for a modern audience, IT could be one of the biggest horror hits of 2017.

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise [Credit: New Line Cinema]
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise [Credit: New Line Cinema]

The young cast of Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Bev Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, and Wyatt Oleff as Stan Uris appear to be great casting choices for bringing the Losers Club to life for a new generation.

Nevertheless, heroes are only as good as their villain and Bill Skarsgård had some clown-size shoes to fill following in the footsteps of Tim Curry’s turn as Pennywise. Thankfully, Skarsgård’s interpretation of the killer clown is a whole new level of creepy.

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