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It Trailer & Analysis

It's the second screen adaptation of Stephen King's It (the first was a 1990 TV miniseries that went on to become a cult favourite). The film is set in a small town called Derry in Maine, and involves seven school children being terrorised by a sinister clown-like figure.

The trailer is certainly one of the better ones seen recently, starting off with an effective piece of childhood whimsy-gone-awry as a paper boat is pursued by a boy sails down a rain-drenched street, only to end up being sucked into a drain. There are a couple of real jolts here as the clown Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgård of the famous family of Swedish actors) is turned into an effective figure of terror.

Hopefully the film itself (directed by Argentina-born Andrés Muschietti) will live up to the promise shown by the trailer. Its release in the UK, US and Canada is set for 8th September 2017.

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