When they first announced that Stephen King’s IT would be getting a remake, the first thought in my head was who would they get to fill the very large shoes of Tim Curry, who had played the monstrous clown known as Pennywise in the 1990 TV miniseries.
Turns out they found a contender, and along with that, a new darker look for the clown itself. The movie will be based off the 1986 Stephen King novel, which is about an inter-dimensional being called IT, who preys on the children of Derry, Maine. The being often takes the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in order to gain the trust of its young victims.
A group of misfits known as the Losers find out the truth behind the being, and they struggle to fight against the evil as well as the other dangers that await them.
The movie will be directed by Andres Muschietti, known for the 2013 horror film Mama, and Bill Skarsgard, from the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, will be playing the part of Pennywise.
The movie will also be split into two parts. The first part will follow the Losers as children, with the second following them as adults.
Take a look at the new and improved look of Pennywise courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. It is definitely a darker take on the character and portrays Pennywise as the ancient evil that IT really is.
The first part of IT will be released in theatres Sept 8, 2017.