As of this writing, it’s early May which means that there are four months of buildup ahead for one of Cinema Smack’s most anticipated films of 2017. Yep, we’re talking about the remake of Stephen King’s It. During tonight’s MTV Movie and TV Award show, the second It teaser trailer aired. We already went over some aspects of the plot and the history behind, arguably, King’s most popular work in our last piece on the film. Therefore, let’s just stick to what’s shown in this new teaser.
This time, we don’t get to see too much of Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise the Clown. It focuses on more interactions between the members of the Losers Club. There’s a voiceover from one of the children talking about how “monsters” can sneak up on you when you’re alone. It works within the context of the film since the bond between the seven children is what gives them strength. We also see the budding relationship between Bill (Jaeden Lieberher) and Beverly (Sophia Lillis) along with some profanity from the asthmatic Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer).
For those unfamiliar with King’s novel, it’s much more brutal than the 1990 television miniseries. Even the children were more edgy as they cussed like sailors, smoked cigarettes, and did other things that children their age probably shouldn’t be doing. There was also a quick glimpse of one of the kids with a gun in the teaser. Without spoiling anything, this immediately brings to mind an event from the book.
Andrés Muschietti directs this big screen adaptation of the story and it’s nice to see that it feels more like the book than the popular miniseries. For all the good things about the miniseries, understandably, it doesn’t quite follow the book. After all, it was made for television. It has been begging for a big screen adaptation and, thankfully, it’s finally getting its due treatment.
The film is slated for release on September 8th. Check out the second It teaser and comment below.