‘IT’ follows: Entertainment Weekly reveals new Pennywise the Dancing Clown image

Pennywise set to dance again.. The clown of nightmares from Stephen King’s imagination last century is finally becoming the feature film that has been dreamed up for years..

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY went in depth with an exclusive story about the newest film.. Anthony Brezican was the main reporter for the article..  From the report:

Look below and you’ll lay eyes on the first look at Pennywise the Dancing Clown from next year’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, with Bill Skarsgård taking on the role of the most fearsome creature to ever clutch a bouquet of balloons.

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Skarsgård says. “It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”

The image is certainly scarier than the original 1990s made for TV version — but Tim Curry as Pennywise is not forgettable at all.. The new clown could at least make that version become a part of memory.

The report gives little information on what types of twists and turns the newest IT could take …  But the clown– those eyes– is the scariest of all so far.

I have amazingly good memories as a pre-teen in the 1990s watching IT on television.. I saw the movie before I read the book, and that film alone propelled my interest in the horror genre beyond any point it had been at before.. Stephen King’s masterful storytelling from 1986 is timeless..  The movie, if it sticks to the King model, will be just fine. And the 25-year-old actor will be equally fine. He should just give a study to the Curry version from the 90s..

More from the story:

 

One thing is certain – this isn’t going to help the reputations of clowns. “I’ve been doing some clown research,” Skarsgård says. “I’m not sure if there was so much clown phobia before the novel. There’s obviously been this thing where people find clowns are unsettling, but nobody explored it the way Stephen King did.”

Speaking of, EW reached out to the master himself for comment on the new look of one of his most iconic creations. He was suitably unsettled.

“It’s a scary clown,” King said. “But to me they’re all scary.”

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