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WATCH: IT teaser trailer arrives UPDATED: New poster too!

March 29th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

UPDATED: The new poster (above) is pretty damned great!

The first trailer for New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It has arrived.

Despite myself, I can’t help but feel that it does look pretty damn good. The atmosphere and tone seem just right, the performances look good (or as good as they can look in a teaser) and most importantly of all, even though Bill Skarsgard isn’t Tim Curry, he does bring a real malevolence to Pennywise.

For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, the film is adapting the first half of King’s novel and will see seven school kids fighting against the titular monster. It is a shape-shifting monster that lives underneath their small Maine town (it’s King, what do you expect?) and emerges every few decades to feed, this time taking on the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. A second part is already in the works, which will see the survivors taking on the monster again, decades later.

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...