The upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King’s IT novel is definitely one of the most talked about films of this year.
For most of us, Tim Curry’s version terrified us through the 90’s, but aside from his performance, the 1990 miniseries is pretty dated.
It’s one of the few films that isn’t really a big deal to “remake” or whatever you want to call it.
Some new images from Empire Magazine have hit the internet, and they’re definitely unsettling:
— Bill Skarsgård Italy (@SkarsgardItaly) August 8, 2017
It’s no surprise that new Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard reportedly traumatized children while behind the scenes:
“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.”He added:
“Some of them were really intrigued, but some couldn’t look at me, and some were shaking. This one kid started crying. He started to cry and the director yelled, “Action!” And when they say “action,” I am completely in character. So some of these kids got terrified and started to cry in the middle of the take, and then I realized, ‘Holy shit. What am I doing? What is this? This is horrible.”
IT hits theaters September 8th.