The movie, which opens this weekend, does a surprising amount of justice to the childhood storyline from Stephen King’s novel (the grown-up storyline is being saved for a planned sequel).
Speaking to NME about taking the role of actual-killer clown Pennywise in the reboot of Stephen King’s “It”, Bill Skarsgård revealed his relationship with the scary clown association.
Firefighters have released a spooky parody of a horror film – to encourage people to test their alarms. Sometimes I would honestly forget that I was watching a horror movie.
“So the guy who plays Pennywise in the new “It” movie is kinda hot and now I’m conflicted”, posted another.
What the kids soon discover is there is strength in numbers, whether they’re facing down bullies or a monster that likes to spend most of his time disguised as a creepy clown calling himself Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).
“Every 27 years Pennywise comes around”, Cortney Seaberg said wearing a clown nose before a screening at Alamo Drafthouse. Throw in acne and body hair; and a fear-sucking, child-eating, shape-shifting, demon clown doesn’t seem that far outside the realm of possibility. He’s absolutely terrifying. For the slight drool when Pennywise talks, to his ghoulish squeals of laughter, this Pennywise will scare another generation of kids who watch this movie when they aren’t supposed to.
Direction by Andres Muschietti is very impressive.
In March, producer Seth Grahame-Smith shared a second-hand message from the author, who penned the novel on which both the original film and the remake are based, about the 2017 version.
Bill Skarsgard in a scene from “It”. The film explores some very dark subject matter that has nothing to do with Pennywise and the humor adds some much needed levity. The star of the movie is the pack of the kids, and they completely steal the show. Stephen King fans will surely appreciate the effort that went in to making this film.
While the second part of Andy Muschietti’s It adaptation has not been officially greenlit (it’s totally going to be), it looks like co-writer Gary Dauberman is back to work on the script for Chapter 2.
With the terrifying clown Pennywise at its heart, it is a brilliant adaptation – faithful yet fresh, at once amusing and frightening.