One thing that was pretty much known by everyone who has seen the 1990 IT adaptation starring Tim Curry or even read Stephen King’s novel, is that Georgie dies.
Now, if you haven’t read the book, you may have been unaware as to how brutal the scene was supposed to be. The 1990 adaptation is fairly tame in this aspect, but the new one, isn’t.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance to look away, but if you’d like to anyway, take a look at this video comparing both:
There’s obviously not even much of a comparison here, as they’re two totally different scenes.
New Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård has even said that he and Curry’s performances should not be compared:
“It was always important for me to reinvent It and reinterpret It in a different way. I sort of grew up with the Tim performance and I was very familiar with it and a huge fan as an actor, so my process of preparing for the role was, “okay this needs to be different” and I think we did that, I think this Pennywise is different and they can stand alone – there’s no need to compare them as you can appreciate both but it was important to me to do something new and something original with the take on the character.”
Curry has said he’s looking forward to seeing Skarsgård in the role:
“Well, I like [Bill] Skarsgard very much, I think he’s very clever. It’ll be interesting what sort of clown face he puts on, because it’s not an obvious clown face at all. I’ve seen the trailer and you can’t really see him at all. So I’m fascinated to see it. He’s very good.”
He also added:
“I hope they make the ending better because on [the TV version], I turned into some kind of giant spider and it was not very scary.”
You can find 1990’s IT adaptation almost anywhere and the new movie is currently playing in theaters everywhere.