Stephen King’s It Trailer #2


The first trailer for Stephen King’s It was released back in March and supposedly generated the most views for a movie trailer ever in a single day (197 million). Clearly the convergence of scary clown memes, Stephen King nostalgia, and Stranger Things connections are tapping into something culturally that could make it a massive hit. Now this week Warner Brothers have released a new trailer for the movie that debuted at Comic-Con over the weekend. It amps up the scares and mostly throws subtlety out the window by showing us a lot more of Pennywise terrorizing the town of Derry and the so-called Losers Club. The movie is directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama) and stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard. It hits theatres on Sept. 8th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • 1138sw

    I remember watching the TV version of the book. Never thought much of it even as a kid…though it did have it’s moments.

    I loved the book though the ending always bugged me…no pun intended. I do hope this movie keeps the intensity of the book but maybe change the ending?

    Hope this movie is good…there haven’t been many great…if any…cinematic translations of SK books. Hope this is the one that really stands out!

  • Tim

    “throws subtlety out the window” – classic Sean editorializing. :) The imagery in the novel is certainly not subtle either…

  • I think he just means in terms of how the trailer is built, there’s definitely a lot more restraint used in the teaser. But it makes sense to amp it up for this trailer.

  • Newtman98

    Whatever that record scratch, violin screeching sound is in the trailer works.

    rah Rah RAH rah Rah RAH

  • Lori Cerny

    Uh, oh, you just threw down a gauntlet.
    Don’t you like any of these?

    A Good Marriage
    Apt Pupil
    Cat’s Eye
    Children of the Corn
    Creepshow 2
    The Dark Half
    The Dark Tower
    The Dead Zone
    Dolores Claiborne
    Graveyard Shift
    The Green Mile
    Hearts in Atlantis
    IT – Part 1: The Losers’ Club
    The Mangler
    Maximum Overdrive
    The Mist
    My Pretty Pony
    Needful Things
    The Night Flier
    Pet Sematary
    Riding the Bullet
    The Running Man
    Secret Window
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Shining
    Silver Bullet
    Stand By Me
    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

  • Alicia Dwyer

    The Dark Half was one of my favourite SK books. That movie though…I haven’t seen it since I was 13, but I remember then thinking it was a real stinker.

    Adding to the list of SK books to movie: The Green Mile and Firestarter are two books I loved that made good movies.

  • OsoAmorito

    I never finished the book because I found out that it includes an insane child orgy and it’s also written by a resounding bore.

  • LordAwesome

    I have to say I find Pennywise more laughable than scary here! Total tryhard performance, hard to take seriously.

  • Dirk Gently

    Dafuq did they do to Pennywise? The original still scares the shit out of me, but this is an abomination. One to miss for sure.

  • Jake

    The Jack Nicholson Shining or the Steven Weber Shining?

  • 1138sw

    AAAH true…Being a huge fan of SK books, cinema never really captured SK’s talent for true horror, but I did enjoy Stand By Me, The Green Mile, Shawshank, and Shining very much. The rest was pretty mediocre to OK. Overall I feel it’s a poor record considering SK is a great source material.

    I did enjoy Salem’s Lot, the David soul version, which I saw as a little kid. But as an adult, while it does have it’s moments, didn’t hold up for me.

    I’m looking forward to IT though I do feel the something has to be done about the ending…like great novel until the end! Bleah!

  • 1138sw

    Yeah the child orgy was like huh??? and I read the book as a kid cause my two older sisters were really into SK. The book scared the hell out of me…that is until the orgy and buggy ending…then I was like like no way! All that reading for an ending like this!

  • Dirk Gently

    Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Jack Nicholson was very good in it but even his acting paled compared to Kubrick’s beautiful imagery.

  • thomas

    I’ve never seen the Weber one, but I believe it is more faithful to the book. IIRC Greg talked about it once on the show.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    Eh, Shawshank Redemption? Misery?

  • Deven Science

    And don’t forget Sometimes They Come Back. It’s not great, but the dude cast as the antagonist was perfect casting, and it’s one of the rare cases of the movie being better than the story.

  • 9No

    This just still looks like another generic horror movie, and I don’t like the clown makeup that they gave Pennywise.