This year will be chock full of Stephen King adaptations big and small. The Dark Tower just came out Friday, while The Mist and Mr. Mercedes are in their debut seasons on cable. But no project seems to have people more excited than the upcoming adaptation of It.
Actually, it's just an adaptation of the first half of King's mammoth novel. (A sequel catching up with the characters 20 years later – and finishing the book – hasn't been announced yet. But it wouldn't be surprising, especially if the film does well.) While I'll always mourn what could have been when Cary Fukunaga (True Detective season 1) was going to helm the project, this version looks to provide plenty of scares.
This trailer focuses even more on Pennywise, the evil clown that lures children to their deaths. Anyone with coulrophobia will be hiding under the covers, especially in the last scene of the trailer when a character has to enter a room full of clown dolls. (Nope!)
It opens September 8.