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New It trailer gives first glimpse of Pennywise the Clown

The first full trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's It was released Thursday. The latest film is the first of two that will depict King's 1986 novel.

Big screen adaptation of Stephen King novel to be released in September

Bill Skarsgård plays Pennywise the Clown in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel It. (Warner Brothers)

Pennywise the Clown is back to scare a new generation. 

The first full trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's It was released on Thursday. The latest film is the first of two that will depict King's 1986 novel.

The trailer was unveiled at San Diego's Comic Con, giving fans the first glimpse.

The R-rated film takes place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine, where kids start to go missing. A group of young friends come together to form the Losers' Club and try to protect the town from Pennywise. 

The first teaser trailer broke web traffic records for garnering the most online views in a 24-hour period when it was released in March.

​A 1990 television adaptation of the best-selling novel starred Tim Curry as the terrifying clown. Fans noticed the original clown makes a brief cameo in the new trailer.  

Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård plays Pennywise in the film and fans have been questioning whether the young actor can live up to Curry's chilling portrayal. The cast also includes Canadian Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard and Midnight Special's Jaeden Lieberher.

Skarsgård, who also stars in this summer's Atomic Blonde, appears unrecognizable in the trailer.

Movie producer Barbara Muschietti said a range of actors were considered for the role of the evil clown, including Tilda Swinton, according to NME. Muschietti said Skarsgård's interpretation is closer to King's novel than the 1990 miniseries. 

It opens September 8, 2017.

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