The trailers for Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT have been universally terrifying, but get ready to experience the eagerly awaited horror epic in the most immersive way possible. That’s right folks; IT is coming to IMAX screens when it hits cinemas next month.
Producer Barbara Muschietti broke the news earlier today on Instagram, and needless to say, the prospect of watching IT on an IMAX screen just added a whole new layer of fear. I couldn’t get through Dunkirk without jumping a few times; I will need to invest in some robust undergarments for my trip to IMAX to see IT, serious squeaky bum time indeed.
Unlike the poorly aged yet beloved mini-series adaptation of IT, the movie version won’t merge the past and present timelines and will be split into two films. The first takes place in the 80s (moved forward from the 60s setting of the book) when the Loser Club first encountered the shape-shifting entity. The as yet unconfirmed sequel will take place some 25 years later with the now grown up Loser Club must do battle with IT one final time.
In the absence of any further Conjuring sequels from James Wan, there has been a shortage of elegantly constructed horror films in our cinemas. IT looks like a serious contender to pick up some set design, makeup, and costume awards, but could we finally see a bonafide horror film nominated for best picture? Only time will tell.
Starring Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise The Dancing Clown. IT will be unleashed in cinemas on September 8.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, 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.