After several years in pre-production, director and cast changes and plenty of time when it looked like it would never happen, a new film based on Stephen King’s It has started shooting. Actually it’s two movies, with the first dealing with a group of children’s interaction with a sewer-dwelling monster that takes the form of an evil clown, and the second with what happens once they’ve grown up and return to take on the menace again.
One of the main things people have been interested is what the clown – Pennywise – would look like. We’ve known for a while that they were making him rather younger than Tim Curry’s take in the 1980s two-part TV movie, as the first person cast was Will Poulter. He’s since been replaced by Bill Skarkgard, and EW have released our first glimpse of him in full makeup for the role.
You can take a look at the image below. It’s certainly quite menacing.