Last week gave us the announcement that Bill Skarsgård would play the infamous Pennywise in the newest adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
Although the official interpretation has yet to be seen, an Imgur user named CodyOng managed to post an image of Skarsgård in the same design as Tim Curry’s from the first live-action adaptation of King’s novel. The art gives us something less impressive than how Curry once portrayed the role, but again this isn’t the official product so it should be taken with a grain of salt:
Stephen King’s It follows a group of kids called The Loser’s Club and the aftermath of a tragedy that befalls one of them. The adaptation is being broken into two parts, the first of which follows the children while the second follows the characters as adults.
According to the Stephen King wiki:
It (sometimes capitalized as IT), more commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is the titular main antagonist of the novel, its 1990 TV adaptation and the 2017 film adaptation. It was portrayed to be a shapeshifting and malevolent entity millions (possibly billions) of years old, and with no exact gender or solid identity; thus why it is called “IT”.
It was a mysterious evil being from an unknown realm/dimension outside the regions of space. When It came to planet Earth to feed, its favorite disguise was that of a colorful and wisecracking circus clown named “Pennywise“. It could also morph into any other being or thing it pleases, generally based on its target’s loved ones or friends to lure them into Different traps. Or It just simply appear’s to them as their very worst fears and nightmares.
It preferred to attract children instead of grownups, so it could capture and kill to devour them. It was capable of killing every kind of human but mostly preferred to prey upon innocent human children because they were easier to manipulate and scare. According to the creature, frightened flesh tastes better.
The movie hits theaters September 8, 2017.