Get a spare pair of trousers for this one – the latest trailer for the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s coulrophobic’s masterpiece IT is here. This is the first part of the two part series, focusing on the early years of The Loser’s Club, while the sequel will reunite the gang years later.

It’s almost time for the backlash to start on the 1990s TV mini series which memorably starred Tim Curry as Pennywise. Personally I love this version, but am very much looking to seeing what almost thirty years of horror cinema has done for the story.

This film will be directed by Andy Muschietti, whose most notable film thus far was 2013’s Mama, who picked up the reins following the departure of original director Cary Fukanaga (and his choice for Pennywise, Will Poulter).

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Bill Skarsgård is our titular demonic presence, and he is joined by the rest of the cast leading us through the dark of futures past: Jaeden Lieberher is Bill Denbrough, our chief Loser in the Loser’s Club, Jeremy Ray Taylor is Ben Hanscombe, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, the sole female member of the club. Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard was cast by original director Cary Fukunaga as Richie Tozier and remains in the role for this film.

The young cast is complete with Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak and Nicholas Hamilton rounding off the cast as the embodiment of everyone’s feared childhood bully – Henry Bowers.

Right! Almost time to change trousers – here’s the new trailer.