Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Remake: The First Look At Pennywise The Clown

Tim Curry played the iconic clown in the made-for-TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, and fans have been curious to see how 25 year old Bill Skarsgård will look as Pennywise in the remake. The wait is now over — scroll down for the first image released.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Skarsgård describes Pennywise as an extreme, inhumane character, “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.”

In regards to the big shoes he has to fill, Skårsgard says “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that. I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.”

Not only does he look super creepy, Skårsgard appears to have a firm grasp on who the character is (from a book lover’s perspective, at least).

IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti, will be released in the US on 8 September 2017. The first film will tell the story of The Losers Club as kids (set in the 80’s as opposed to the 50’s), with a sequel showing the final battle against the creature as adults.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for the remake? Let us know in the comments!

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