Yes, there’s an It remake on the way, a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel featuring a killer clown.
A new image from the upcoming horror film has been releeased, showing us the film’s evil clown, Pennywise, as he stick his down out of a drain pipe. It’s a bit of a nod to the unsettling image of Tim Curry’s Pennywise in the drain in the 1990 mini-series.
Playing Pennywise this time around is Bill Skarsgård (yep, son of Stellan and brother to Alexander), who is perhaps best known for his roles in Allegiant and Hemlock Grove.
New image via EW:
It’s interesting to see that Pennywise is being presented in all his creepy glory on the marketing trail. According to director Andrés Muschietti, there will be no hiding this monster.
“Pennywise shows up, he’s front and center, and he does his show. He has an act,” Muschietti told EW. “So it’s weird all the time, and every little thing implies a further threat.”
This horror adaptation, which follows seven children as they come face to face with a monster that takes the shape of a clown, has had quite the troubled road to fruition. True Detective (season 1) and Beasts of No Nation helmer Cary Fukunaga was behind an ambitious two-part adaptation before it all fell apart.
On board as director now is Muschietti, who broke out with the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama, an adaptation of his own short film.
The new It, also starring young Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard, Midnight Special‘s Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton, is currently in post-production and is scheduled to arrive in Australia on September 7 and hit the US on September 8, 2017.
Not everyone will be a fan of the new Pennywise, but for the ones that are, you’re in for a treat. No one expected anything less than an even more creepy version of the 90s clown. If you plan on watching this in the cinema, you’d rather be wearing your Horror Hoodie than be met by a red floating balloon. This will mean Pennywise is closer than you think.