Horror fans worldwide did a collective forehead slap when a fact was revealed about Andrés Muschietti’s IT, which features Bill Skarsgård as the terrifying Pennywise. It relates to a bit of trivia only an attentive fan would remember, but the revelation is actually quite chilling. Get this:
According to Stephen King’s bestselling novel, IT returns every 27 years. The made-for-TV miniseries ran in 1990, and now, 27 years later Pennywise is returning again in 2017. Let that sink in for a minute. Here’s the meme that quickly went viral yesterday:
Muschietti directed IT from a screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by King. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti are the producers.
Check out the chilling trailer, synopsis, and poster below; IT crawls out of sewers and into theaters on September 8th.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.