Last month we got our first glimpse at Bill Skarsgard in his Pennywise the Clown makeup from the upcoming film adaptation of It. Well the rest of the image hit the internet today, revealing the new costume design for the supernatural monster that eats children in Derry.
For many of us who saw the original made-for-TV version in 1990, and maybe recorded it on VHS (and watched it over and over again despite the continuously degrading quality of the tape) It haunted our every waking moment. Many things we saw every day but never really paid attention became objects of terror deeply ingrained in our psyche: Storm drains, sewer pipes, fortune cookies, the “Für Elise” melody, balloons, and of course…clowns.
Recent: IT First Official Teaser Trailer
Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown
So yeah, there’s a lot riding on director Andy Muschietti’s interpretation of the Stephen King classic. So far the new film is looking promising. Muschietti has also been teasing some extremely compelling bits and pieces from the production on his Instagram account:
Despite the fact that the new film puts the kids in the 1980s, it’s great to see Bill Denbrough’s vintage Schwinn still making an appearance.
The abandoned house at 29 Neibolt Street didn’t make it into the TV movie, but it plays a significant role in the book as the place where The Losers Club first face off with Pennywise as children.
And then there’s this:
It is set to hit theaters September 8th, 2017. Are you getting excited yet?