The opening scene from this year’s IT Movie adaptation of Stephen King’s popular novel has been talked about quite a bit. Though made iconic by Tim Curry, Bill Skarsgård certainly made his mark early on as Pennywise the Clown.
It was a little different from the book and miniseries, to which director Andy Muschietti said:
“…in this story, there is no confirmation that Georgie is dead. He’s attacked by Pennywise, and he’s missing an arm, and he tries to get away from the sewer, like he’s dragged into it again, leaving a trail of blood, but his body is never found. And that’s what prompts Bill, that’s basically Bill’s motivation in the story, is finding Georgie alive.”
A Director’s Cut from Muschietti should be coming at some point soon, which hopefully will feature a very disturbing deleted scene that featured Pennywise the Clown eating a baby. Bill Skarsgård described the scene as very disturbing:
“There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” Skarsgard said. “The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what It is, or where Pennywise came from. That might be something worth exploring in the second one. The idea is the ‘It’ entity was dormant for thousands and thousands of years. The [flashback] scene hints on that.”
That’s something I’d definitely be interested in seeing at some point, and if they were trying to go “all-out” for the IT Movie, it’s something they probably should have left in. Though, maybe some people would be too freaked out by a killer clown eating a baby?
I honestly have no idea.
IT is currently playing in theaters everywhere, while IT: Chapter 2 will be released in September 2019.
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