The upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It has so far been very limited in regards to footage. But with the film’s release just around the corner, there’s been an awfully large marketing push, and now a new TV spot has been revealed with a small previously unseen clip.
Check it out below:
The new clip definitely reminds me of another Stephen King adaptation, The Tommyknockers. There’s a sequence in that miniseries where housewife Becka Paulson is told by a talk show host on TV that her husband is cheating on her, which drives her to murder him.
It’s interesting to see such concepts and ideas come up again in this separate adaptation decades later.
The film is already said to be one of the 5 scariest ever made – according to Joe Hill:
“Andres’ adaptation of IT is one of the 5 scariest films ever made,” Hill exclaimed. “It’s tremendously humane. You love the characters in it. But it is just relentlessly terrifying.”
“Only Jaws, The Exorcist, John Carpenter’s The Thing and Let the Right One In are scarier. It’s that good. It’s that brilliant.”
Bill Skarsgard also terrified the child actors on the set of the film with his Pennywise performance:
“It’s a really weird thing to go, ‘If I succeed at doing what I’m trying to do with this character, I’ll traumatize kids.’ On set, I wasn’t very friendly or goofy. I tried to maintain some sort of weirdness about the character, at least when I was in all the makeup. At one point, they set up this entire scene, and these kids come in, and none of them have seen me yet. Their parents have brought them in, these little extras, right? And then I come out as Pennywise, and these kids—young, normal kids—I saw the reaction that they had.”
“Some of them were really intrigued, but some couldn’t look at me, and some were shaking. This one kid started crying. He started to cry and the director yelled, “Action!” And when they say “action,” I am completely in character. So some of these kids got terrified and started to cry in the middle of the take, and then I realized, ‘Holy shit. What am I doing? What is this? This is horrible.”
IT hits theaters September 8, 2017.
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