The latest cinematic adaptation of Stephen Kings popular novel “It” is getting very good early buzz from journalists who saw an advance screening of the much-anticipated film. Without giving any spoilers, the journalists posted on Twitter their early glowing reviews about the movie directed by Andres Muscheitti.

“It” is scheduled to open in theaters September 8 and full reviews will be available a few days prior to the movie’s opening.

Among the finest adaptations ever made

Entertainment Weekly film critic Anthony Breznican tweeted that the latest “It” adaptation is among the the finest Stephen King adaptations ever made.” Breznican added that apart from the killer clowns, the movie also tackled kids’ feelings of grief and anger when they realize those who should love and protect them do the contrary.

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The EW critic pointed out that such vital themes are often ignored by filmmakers when adapting Stephen King’s novels.

Critic Erik Davis of Fandango already put “It” among his favorite movies for this year. He described the film as “creepy, bloody, super funny, adorably romantic.”

Other critics were equally enthusiastic in their reviews calling the film “spooktacular,” “scary shit”, “totally terrifying, but also amazing fun,” and “a carnival funhouse.”

Not the original director and actor

The 2017 remake of “It” is produced by Warner Brothers and directed by Andres Muscheitti whose previous works include the 2013 film, Mama. It stars Bill Skarsgård as the clown, Pennywise.

Skarsgård was not the original actor set to play the character of the killer clown. It was Will Poulter from the movies "Revenant" and "Maze Runner" who was initially cast for the role.

It was director Andres Muscheitti who brought Bill Skarsgård to play Pennywise after the original director Cary Joji Fukunaga left the film production.

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The director said that Skarsgård “… was great, and he was amazing and a very impressive, talented, sweet young man."

Bill Skarsgård is no stranger playing creepy and supernatural beings, as he also played, a half-human, half-vampire in the Netflix horror series, "Hemlock Grove."

'Stranger Things' connection

The film also stars “Stranger Things” actor Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) as Richie Tozier, who is part of the bullied group of kids known as The Losers' Club. They banded together when a monster, Pennywise the Clown, began hunting children in their community.

Pressure to Muscheitti

There is already pressure on Andres Muscheitti to make a very good remake of the film as the original TV series shown in 1990 was considered a horror classic and among the scariest in the industry.

It remains to be seen if the very positive and “scary” reviews make moviegoers flock to see the film this September 8.