Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly we have our first full look at Bill Skarsgård as the monstrous villain Pennywise the Clown the new feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It.’
A new take on Stephen King’s 1986 landmark novel, the story tells of a group of outcast kids known as “The Loser Club” who fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the sadistic and wisecracking clown once again.
‘Hemlock Grove’ actor Bill Skarsgård, who plays the new iteration of Pennywise, explains his approach to the terrifying 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.”
With Andy Muschietti (‘Mama’) behind the camera, the two-part film stars Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher (‘Midnight Special,’ ‘St. Vincent’), Finn Wolfhard (‘Stranger Things’), Wyatt Oleff (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’), Jack Dylan Grazer (‘Tales of Halloween’), Jeremy Ray Taylor (‘Ant-Man’), and Chosen Jacobs (‘Cops and Robbers’).
In addition to the new still of Pennywise, director Andy Muschietti has revealed some behind-the-scenes shots from the set over on his Instagram.
IT is scheduled for release late 2017.