Ah, It. The source of many paralysing phobias of clowns.
Pennywise is the shapeshifting alien who takes the form of a fucked up clown in Stephen King‘s original novel It. He was played by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV miniseries of the same name. He’s the one in that image up there. It wasn’t a good series, but his performance was good.
Well, it’s being made into a new film, if you weren’t aware. Originally tied to True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, it’s now being directed by Andrés Muschietti, who was behind the deeply creepy short film Mama which I urge you to seek out on YouTube if you haven’t already.
Anyway, we’ve got our first peek at what the clown himself looks like – as played by Bill Skarsgård. Check it out.
The film has begun shooting in Toronto, and looks like it’ll be out in September 2017.
Source & photo: Entertainment Weekly.