Back in 2010, eventual Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts and writing partner Christopher D. Ford uploaded a trailer to the Waverly Films YouTube channel simply called “Clown.” The trailer had an interesting premise and claimed to be the next film from Cabin Fever‘s Eli Roth:
Roth eventually saw the trailer and offered to help Watts and Ford get it made. Dimension Films picked up the film before shooting began in late 2012, but delayed its release in the US until now. Clown, directed by Watts, will debut in select theaters and VOD platforms on June 17th. Take a look at the trailer for the real Clown and see if it has the same spark as Watts’ original fake Clown.