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Pennywise is as terrifying as ever in latest ‘IT’ trailer

Red balloons for all

If you missed the MTV Movie and TV Awards this weekend, then you also missed a new trailer for “It,” and a new clip from “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. New Line Cinema offered a new trailer for the horror thriller during the awards show, and it’s filled with everyone’s favorite clown.

The new feature-adaptation was directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), and the film is based on the popular Stephen King novel of the same name. The story picks up shortly after children start diapering in the town of Derry, Maine. In the film a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

“IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).

Muschietti is directing “IT” from a screenplay adapted by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing, with Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), production designer Claude Paré (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), editor Jason Ballantine (“The Great Gatsby”), and costume designer Janie Bryant (TV’s “Mad Men”).

The film will release a little early on the Halloween schedule, “IT” will be released worldwide beginning September 8, 2017. That gives you plenty of time to read the original novel (Amazon $13), or watch the TV-Movie that was made for ABC back in 1990.