Thanks to Stephen King and the legendary Tim Curry, clowns became the thing of nightmares in the 1990 TV adaptation of “It.” Judging by the trailer for Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation, the film won’t do anything to help the circus performers’ reputation.
“When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries,” the official plot synopsis reads.
The film stars Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, whose younger brother Georgie is one of the clown’s victims. Joining him in the so-called Loser Club are friends Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Stan Uris (Wyatt Oleff), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis).
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Bill Skarsgard — Alexander Skarsgard’s brother — takes over the role of Pennywise.
The video shows Georgie’s frightening capture, after the young, yellow-slicker clad tot tries to get his paper boat out of a sewer drain. Pennywise’s first appearance here is truly creepy.
We’re also given glimpses of the Losers Club talking about the many disappearances around Derry and investigating the clown itself.
The clip ends with Bill and Georgie in the sewer, as the main character’s little brother repeats the book’s most infamous line: “You’ll float too.”
“It” hits theaters Sept. 8 this year.