WHO’S IN IT?

Bill Skarsgård (Atomic Blonde), Jaeden Lieberher (The Book of Henry), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (film debut), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic), Jackson Robert Scott (film debut), Owen Teague (Echoes of War), Logan Thompson (film debut), Jake Sim (film debut), Javier Botet (The Conjuring 2), Tatum Lee (film debut), Steven Williams (The Forbidden Dance), Stephen Bogaert (American Psycho), Geoffrey Pounsett (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Pip Dwyer (Pay in Full), Ari Cohen (Bruiser), Stuart Hughes (This Beautiful City), Megan Charpentier (Mama)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Andy Muschietti (Mama), director; Gary Dauberman (Annabelle), Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) and Chase Palmer (film debut), writers; Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), David Katzenberg (film debut), Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie), Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and Barbara Muschietti (Mama), producers; Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures), composer; Chung-hoon Chung (The Handmaiden), cinematographer; Jason Ballantine (The Great Gatsby), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the summer of 1989, a group of outcast kids in Derry, Maine discover the existence of a horrifying shapeshifting entity that could be responsible for the recent disappearance of several children in the town. As they prepare to face the demon, they must also face their own personal fears and demons first…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The long-anticipated first half of a two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s epic horror novel – the second half is yet to go in production – is filled with lots of nightmare-fuel and scary clowns to keep you awake for days.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2017