Bill Skarsgård is up for some clown-sized shoes to fill as the menacing Pennywise for the upcoming It film…and so far with the little we’ve seen of the dimensional evil in make-up, it hasn’t disappointed audiences the slightest.
Disturbing, dread and a horror with a discomforting cheer to his presence, it all lines up to a character that can really influence the shifting of the film’s tone than just the forms he takes.
With only a handful of images of his full-on appearance and shots of the trailer, we have only so many clear views of Pennywise when not obscured in shadows or moving in outrageously fast paces.
It’s finally to New Line Cinema’s credit we have a promotional still showing cleaner color and a much clearer appearance to at least most of his face.
The make-up is really something to behold with the design of Pennywise as well as sheer old face by Skarsgård himself, coming straight from the pages of Stephen King’s book.
You ca check out the still below:
The upcoming installment of It, known with its alternate title It: Part 1-The Losers’ Club, will be the first of a duology focusing on the perspective of the children with the sequel playing in the timeline with them as adults.
While no further details have been made regarding the upcoming film or a release date, this step seems to be taking a similar approach to the original 1990 mini-series adaptation of the King novel, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise.
We do know that the film won’t be as graphic (at least sexually) as the novel was, thanks to some extensive research we did on the topic last month.
That doesn’t mean, however, that it won’t be terrifying. Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard was said to have traumatized the young actors in the film on set:
“It’s a really weird thing to go, ‘If I succeed at doing what I’m trying to do with this character, I’ll traumatize kids.’ On set, I wasn’t very friendly or goofy. I tried to maintain some sort of weirdness about the character, at least when I was in all the makeup. At one point, they set up this entire scene, and these kids come in, and none of them have seen me yet. Their parents have brought them in, these little extras, right? And then I come out as Pennywise, and these kids—young, normal kids—I saw the reaction that they had.”
It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club creeps its way to theaters September 8th, 2017.