IT movie: New trailer for Stephen King adaptation floats online

Offering a closer look at The Loser Club

Jack Shepherd
Monday 08 May 2017 08:38
IT Trailer 2

The first trailer for Stephen King’s IT managed to break records, being streamed 197 million times globally in just 24 hours and beating previous record holder The Fate of the Furious.

Over a month later and the second trailer has debuted, the majority of which focusses on The Loser Club entering the sewers in search for their lost friend.

Of course, Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise makes another appearance, the new clip showing yet more of the devilish clown’s face from beneath a red balloon.

Following the release of the first trailer, professional clowns around the world were left furious, believing the film’s release would be bad for the clown business.

Meanwhile, King recently praised an early cut of the upcoming film, calling It a 'wonderful production’ and writing on twitter how it “succeeds beyond my expectations”.

Along with Skarsgård and Lieberher (best known for Midnight Special), the film stars Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things).

The remake was originally under the guidance of Cary Fukunaga - the director behind the first season of Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology True Detective - with The Revenant actor Will Poulter on board to play Pennywise.

Tim Curry previously played the clown in the televised miniseries released in 1990. The remake will be released September 2017.

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