The first trailer for the first big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It arrived yesterday and yanked us all right into its storm drain. It didn't take 24 hours for a fan to give a static side-by-side comparison of the 1990 ABC miniseries and Andrés Muschietti's upcoming film. If your nostalgia meter went through the roof with the new trailer—if Georgie Denbrough's trip to the storm drain seemed nearly shot-for-shot identical, if Pennywise felt more like Pennywise than you expected—you're about to see how right you were.
Even with the original's 1950s setting (for the early half) being updated to the '80s, the commonality across the board here is chilling. While Muschietti's It remake has been hyped as being more faithful to the 1986 novel, it's clearly honoring the miniseries as well. There's no ignoring the improvements allowed by 2017 technology and a Hollywood budget.
Update: As a bonus, ComicBook.com has created its own side-by-side video with different shots and a different layout:
We mashed up the new IT trailer with scenes from the original movie. Tell us how you think they compare! pic.twitter.com/kraHARFZbC— Comicbook.com (@ComicBook) March 30, 2017
It hits theaters Sept. 8.
For much, much, much more, check out our Complete Guide to It. Then watch actor/filmmaker Rider Strong (Cabin Fever, Girl and Boy Meets World) break down his five favorite horror movies for Fuse: