Andrés Muschietti’s IT Teaser Reveals First Look Of Scary Pennywise, The Clown

By Neha Bakshi | 2 years ago
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The first look of supernatural horror film IT is out and it looks extremely scary and creepy. The film is an adaptation of 1986 novel written by Stephen King. The terrifying novel is known for the antagonist creature Pennywise the Clown. However, the villain in the upcoming film has been modified and it looks quite different from television adaptation starring Tim Curry.

IT Storyline

The film IT begins with the introduction of a small town Derry, where kids suddenly start disappearing. Later a group of young kids starts investigating the matter on their own. But, they encounter an evil clown Pennywise who has a history of murder and violence. The kids are threatened by the eponymous being who exploits their fear and phobias. He does all this to disguise and hunt his real prey (Via Variety).


The upcoming film is a complete adaptation and there isn’t any change in the story. There are no new characters added and no change in the storyline. But, it seems that there will be a very different story treatment which can be seen in the first look of the film.


Interestingly, the film name has been announced as IT Part 1 – The Losers’ Club. Perhaps, it means that there are going to be several more parts ahead. The story in the upcoming film is likely to conclude in the way that it will be taken ahead in the next part. Producer Roy Lee mentioned that the second part of the movie is going to feature adults and their point of views in the story.  So far, nothing has been officially said about the story of the sequel. But fans are already expecting some major announcement to be done very soon on the same.

Teaser Details

The teaser of the film opens with a young boy who makes a paper boat for his younger brother. The little boy is distracted in the rain and the clown Pennywise lures him into a drain where his boat falls. After his sudden disappearance, his brother begins his search with his friends. But, they realize that there are many more kids vanishing from their town.

They are terrorized with everything which makes them scared off. They get to meet him in the scariest way possible and there is a unique indication of being him around with them in the form of a balloon. They are not able to see the catch at first but later on, they understand what it really means.

The subtitle of the film stated that “You’ll float too” which evidently makes a relation with the opening of the teaser. The story beings right from there and how it spreads in the entire township with kids going off the radar. There have been several controversies related to incidences clown sighting. It was rumored that it was all done for the promotion of their film. However, the filmmakers said that they are nowhere associated with these things at all.

Creative Team

The film is directed by Argentine director Andrés Muschietti who is known for his 2013’s horror film Mama. Other cast members include Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jack Dylan Grazer.

The role of Pennywise is played by Bill Skarsgård who looks absolutely frightening right from the first scene he is introduced. This character has been often compared to Heath Ledger’s Joker and Curry’s role in miniseries. The team was reportedly looking for someone who can stand on his own and perhaps will take the legacy ahead. This character is especially extreme, inhumane and also a sociopath since he is not a human in reality.

Release Date

IT is scheduled to be released on September 8, 2017. Check out its first look here.

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Neha graduated in Electronic Media and has worked with Timea group for 3 years. She is passionate about learning languages and is certified French Language Expert. She joined MNG in 2015.