Anticipation was high when the first trailer for Andres Muschietti’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” arrived. Even so, it was a surprise when the very effective preview blew past “Star Wars,” Marvel and other blockbusters to become the most watched movie trailer in its first day of release with 197 million views.
A few weeks later the MTV Movie Awards premiered an extended clip combined with a mini-trailer, but otherwise, there has literally been no other clips from the film. That is actually good thing as it has been keeping anticipation high and hasn’t spoiled much.
Today, Warners has released the full and final trailer for the film – the first of a confirmed two-film adaptation of one of King’s most famous work of pure horror.
The story follows seven children in Maine who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a shape shifting, child eating monster that most often takes the shape of a sinister clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).
The new trailer finally offers a glimpse at the one final question mark that has been hanging over the film – what does Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise the Clown sound like? With the exception of giggling and screaming, the character has been mute in the other trailers. Not so here, even if it is only one line.
Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Owen Teague, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Chosen Jacobs co-star in “IT” which is slated to open on September 8th around much of the world.