Over the weekend, fans who attended the SXSW Film Festival were lucky enough to see the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Stephen King adaptation IT, which hits theaters this September. No official trailer release date has been announced, but a description of this first look footage has surfaced online, teasing an intense first appearance from Pennywise the clown. Here's the excerpt of the trailer description below.
"The trailer opens with footage of Bill Denbrough making a paper boat for his little brother Georgie. We then move outside, where Georgie is chasing his boat in a rainstorm as it floats next to the curb. Suddenly, Georgie runs right into a street barrier, which knocks him down on the ground. He then watches as his boat sails into a gutter. He runs to the gutter and tries to see if he can see his boat. As he looks deep into the sewers, Pennywise abruptly appears before the screen cuts to black."
Bloody-Disgusting was on hand for the footage and provided this thorough description of what was shown. The site reveals that this trailer introduces each member of The Losers Club. Here's the next excerpt from the trailer description.
"Then we are shown the members of the Loser's Club meeting each other and realizing that they've all been seeing the same entity, before one of them finally says "The Clown." Once that happens, the teaser then moves into its centerpiece, which shows the members of the Loser's Club looking at pictures on a carousel slide projector that suddenly acquires a life of its own and begins moving through the slides at an increasingly alarming speed. The pictures are of Georgie and his parents, and each slide zooms in on Georgie's face before cutting to his mother, whose hair is covering her face. As the projector moves from slide to slide, the hair moves out of his mother's face, and her face is revealed to be that of Pennywise himself."
Production wrapped in September on IT, with a cast that includes Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor as members of the Losers Club, along with Owen Teague as Patrick Hocksetter, a psychopathic bully who torments the Losers Club, and Bill Skarsgard as the nefarious Pennywise. The supporting cast also includes Jaeden Lieberher, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Williams, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs and Stephen Bogaert. New Line has set a September 8, 2017 release date for IT, which currently has that date all to itself. Take a look at the final trailer description excerpt below that reveals how the footage came to a close.
"The trailer then blows through a flurry of shots, as most trailers are wont to do. The most striking image from this succession of shots is the unforgettable moment when blood flows out of Beverly's sink, only in Muschietti's film it spews out like a geyser and blasts her in the face. There is also a sublime image of Pennywise approaching two of the children (he has them cornered against a wall), but the shot is framed in a way so that only his long, bony fingers fill the screen. The children are in the background, out of focus but clearly terrified. The teaser ends with Bill walking down into his flooded basement, where Georgie's ghost taunts him by repeatedly screaming "We all float down here!" before Pennywise rises from the water and rushes at him, in a moment that had the entire audience screaming. It is at this moment that the screen cuts to black and the word "IT" appears on screen."
Andres Muschietti directs this IT remake from a script by Cary Fukunaga, who was once set to direct the movie himself, and Chase Palmer. With just six months left until this film hits theaters, it's possible that we could be getting the first trailer for IT in the very near future. Hopefully we'll find out soon when New Line Cinema plans on releasing the first trailer for IT to the general public.