It’s a good thing I follow several Kardashians on Instagram, otherwise that screen grab of an artificially-lipped creature in such close proximity to an over-inflated rubber ball might have really scared me.
The first official teaser trailer for the Warner Bros. remake of Stephen King’s It was released today. It comes out on September 8th. That gives people enough time for their chewed-down nails to grow back before they chew them down again. The 1990 TV movie version of It, starring Tim Curry, launched a generation of clown phobias. And I got a major case of the creeps when I saw that picture of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. But based on the trailer for New It, I don’t think I’ll need to sleep with too many lights on after I watch it. 2 or 3, max.
It looks like the wardrobe department of It got a deal with the Stranger Things people, because this remake has all the same clothes, bikes, music and gang of problem-solving kids. It also looks like they got Mike Wheeler in Barb’s glasses for free after renting $50,000 worth of property.
The last twenty seconds of the trailer did make me close my laptop. Pennywise leaps out of the water in a flooded basement, and that combines three things I don’t do: clowns, dark basements and flood water. Imagine how many gross smells Pennywise had to put up with while hiding down there? Actually, Pennywise lives in the sewer; he’s probably gone nose-blind to poop smells. If Warner Bros. is looking for a promotional movie tie-in, they should call Febreze.
Pic: Warner Bros.