Anyone who doesn’t want to see a reprise of Tim Curry’s terrifying interpretation of Pennywise the Clown is just scared. Who wouldn’t want another look into Stephen King’s bone-chilling story about the “clown” that lives in a sewer and torments young children?
Now, after months of speculation, we finally have the first look at Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) as the iconic character. Check it out.
Skarsgard told Deadline,
“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.” He continues, stating that everyone purposefully went away from the “greasy” clown look that Heath Ledger created for The Joker. “It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look.”
He also explains his approach to the character, “It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.”
Part one of Director Andy Muschietti’s film is set to hit theaters on September 8th.