It trailer: Bill Skarsgard's terrifying clown Pennywise revealed in first look at Stephen King horror remake

Jennifer ruby

Film fans have been given their first proper look at the eagerly-awaited remake of Stephen King’s horror classic, It.

The chilling new teaser trailer sees Bill Skarsgard in action as the demonic, child-eating clown Pennywise for the first time.

The updated version of the cult 1990 film, which starred Tim Curry, appears to stick closely to the original with some added scares.

Skarsgard’s terrifying protagonist still carries a bright red balloon to entice children, luring them down into the city’s sewers, muttering the famous line “we all float down here”.

The trailer opens with a scene showing Pennywise luring a young boy down into a drain after he loses his paper boat.

His brother, played by Midnight Special’s Jaeden Lieberher then sets out to save the youngster by tracking down the terrifying creature.

Unlike the original, the new film focuses solely on the characters as children, with the follow-up set to explore their move into adulthood.

Mama director Andrés Muschietti helms the project, which reportedly took years to adapt from King’s novel.

British rising star Will Poulter was originally set to take the lead role but was forced to drop out ahead of production due to scheduling issues.

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor also star.

It is set for release in UK cinemas on September 8.

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