Stephen King’s IT Drops Creepy New Trailer May 9, 2017 Pennywise returns in chilling new trailer for the Andy Muschietti-directed remake, hitting Irish cinemas September 8th. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Irish release date is September 8, 2017.