A few weeks ago – and very shortly after it started shooting – we got our first look at Bill Skargard as the evil Pennywise the Clown in the new two-part film adaptation of Stephen King’s It. That’s now been follow by another image that shows us character’s entire body rather than just his face.
While Tim Curry’s take on Pennywise in the 1990 TV mini-series version was based on a circus clown, the new take takes from of its inspiration from the classic Commedia dell’Arte and other historical clowns. It certainly looks pretty creepy. The story will be told across two movies, with the first dealing with a group of children’s interaction with a sewer-dwelling, shape-shifting 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.
It’s currently shooting, with Andrés Muschietti directing. The first part is due for release September 2017.