You’ll float too! We’ve hit the start of the fall movie season. Following one of the lowest drawing Labor Day weekends in movie box office history, this weekend sees the release of the highly anticipated cinematic telling of Stephen King’s classic horror tale It. Originally adapted in 1990 as a television miniseries, this will be the first time the tale has been brought to the big screen, which will be in the hands of Mama director Andy Muschietti.
The synopsis for the film reads:
In the town of Derry, Maine, a group of kids called the “Losers Club” encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces, the kids are called upon to regroup again, this time as adults, even though they have no memory of the first battle.
Following in the footsteps of Tim Curry’s legendary performance as Pennywise, The Clown will be young Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård, while the children of the “Losers Club” include Jaden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jackson Robert Scott as young Georgie Denbrough.
Reviews for the movie leading up to the release this Friday have been fairly positive, calling It “well-acted” and “fiendishly frightening with an affecting story at it’s core”. It sits at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many also predicting that the movie will break September box office records.
Coming to theaters Sept. 8!