Among all the movies about to be released this year, this new It movie, which is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, is one of the most awaited. The trailer was released by Warner Brothers, surprising many of the fans with the intensity of the scenes.
Argentian director Andrés Muschietti is the one in charge of the macabre clow’s story, and considering his great job with English-language Spanish film Mama, it’s almost sure that he’ll have the same results this time.
The story shows a group of seven children who are terrified by an evil entity that exploits the fears and phobias of their victims, disguising itself in the form different things. The creature, commonly known ad “It,” mainly takes the form of a clown to attract his favorite prey: children.
We all float down here.
You’ll float, too.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 30, 2017
As for the plot and the topics, the film touches familiar themes in other works by King, such as the power of memory, childish traumas and ugliness hidden behind a façade of typical values of a small town, which is just a fancy way of saying that not everything is what it looks like.
However, this is not the first time that an It movie that has been done so far. 1990 was the year when King and his readers saw Pennywise on a screen for the very first time, being directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, which has proved to have a large cult following in recent years.
Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, with many bestsellers such as Carrie, The Shining, The Fog, Misery, Under the Dome and the Dark Tower Saga, and lives in Maine, United States with his wife Tabitha King, also a writer. King published It in 1986.