We've seen a couple teasers for the upcoming first installment of the two-part It film reboot, It: Part One, The Loser's Club, but those have offered just glimpses of the evil clown haunting the children of Derry, Maine. Now, we're seeing Pennywise, the monster originally played by Tim Curry in the 1990 miniseries, in full force--hair, outfit, makeup, everything. And the results are almost too scary to even think about.
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The film centers on a small town where kids have begun to go missing, thanks to a horrifying clown played by Bill Skarsgard. Finn Wolfhard, of Stranger Things, plays one of the boys in town who goes looking for answers to the mysterious disappearances. The film is directed my Mama mastermind Andres Muschietti, who said at Comic-Con last weekend that, "It is a horror movie, but it's not only that. It's a story of love and friendship and a lot of other beautiful emotions."
Muschietti also told Varietythat the film will receive a few modern updates:
"The story is the same, but there are changes in the things the kids are scared of. In the book, they're children in the 50s, so the incarnations of the monsters are mainly from movies, so it's Wolf Man, the Mummy, Frankenstein (and) Dracula. I had a different approach. I wanted to bring out deeper fears, based not only on movie monsters but on childhood traumas."
The film hits theaters September 8. Take a look, below: