In addition to the new Spider-Man: Homecoming clip that premiered during the MTV Movie Awards tonight, a brand-new clip from Stephen King’s new It movie was shown during the event.
Like the eerie first trailer, this clip is creepy and unsettling, particularly the final sequence. The young cast, including Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things, come across a sewer tunnel. They explore and find the shoe of a missing girl, leading them to wonder if she’s still alive. A floating red balloon emerges, and that’s where things get scary, culminating with a full look at Pennywise the clown’s face.
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Based on King’s novel of the same name, It takes place in Derry, Maine, and follows a group of kids who face off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard), who plays on their fears.
It is expected to be the first of two films–in the novel, a group of kids overcome their fears to eventually defeat the creature known as It. Years later he returns, and as adults they must work together to finish the job. The first movie will be about the children’s story, while a second will chronicle the adults’ narrative.
In an interview with USA Today, director Andrés Muschietti (Mama) spoke about the terrifying clown Pennywise. “It’s established that Pennywise takes the shape of your worst fear,” he said. “He doesn’t have a steady behavior, he doesn’t expose how he thinks, and that’s what makes him really unpredictable.
“Pennywise’s character is motivated by survival. In order to be alive in the imagination of children, he has to keep killing.”
It comes to theaters on September 8.