Who doesn’t love clowns?! Pennywise wants you!
Just in time to haunt you’re Christmas dreams new images on the infamous clown Pennywise from the remake of Stephen king’s ‘It’ starring Bill Skarsgard has hit the web. The film is set to open Sept. 8th 2017.
It’s definitely a different take then Tim Curry’s Pennywise. I think he looks pretty scary.
Andy Muschietti, the helmer behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is directing the adaptation, which is being told in two parts. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing.
The story follows a group of teens called the Losers Club who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns, and the former club members, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle.
New Line’s first movie will tell the kids’ story, while the second movie will focus on the adults.
Pennywise is the form the evil entity frequently takes. He is a clown who, when he smiles, is all killer teeth.
The project was originally coming together under the direction of Cary Fukunaga, who left over creative differences, and at the time, Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Revenant) was to have played Pennywise. The search for a new director pushed the movie by a year and Poulter was no longer available.
Skarsgard is the son of Stellan Skarsgard (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and the brother of Alexander Skarsgard, who stars in Warner Bros.’ Legend of Tarzan this summer. Apart from Hemlock Grove, Bill Skarsgard has appeared in Lionsgate’s Divergent.
Really hopeful for this remake and that it lives up to the bar that Tim Curry set as Pennywise.