The remake of Stephen King’s IT looks terrifying.
It’s no secret that Pennywise is back in the upcoming IT remake… and he’s already freaking us out. Appearing in a batch of new images, Bill Skarsgård has really amped up the terror as everyone’s least-favourite clown.
And it looks as though the remake of Stephen King’s IT is going to be every bit as terrifying as the original horror masterpiece.
If you see a red balloon? Just run…
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Appearing online via USA Today, these new images shine a spotlight on the creepy clown we all love to fear… and with his face partially obscured by a playful yet sinister red balloon, it’s time for the kids of Derry, Maine to run and hide.
And judging from that clawed hand, they’re going to be cutting it a bit fine.
“It happens in the book, this coming of age and kids facing their own mortality, which is something that in real life happens in a more progressive way and slowed down,” said director Andrés Muschietti. “There’s a passage (in It) that reads, ‘Being a kid is learning how to live and being an adult is learning how to die.’ There’s a bit of a metaphor of that and it just happens in a very brutal way, of course.”
Obviously, their encounters with Pennywise leave quite a mark.
But it seems Pennywise is also learning to survive through the childrens’ imagination.
“It’s a tiny bit of information, but that sticks with you so much,” said Muschietti. “Maybe IT is real as long as children believe in it. And in a way, Pennywise’s character is motivated by survival. In order to be alive in the imagination of children, he has to keep killing.”
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Stephen King’s IT stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Megan Charpentier, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophie Lillis, Steven Williams and Owen Teague.
Andrés Muschietti directs based on a script by Gary Dauberman, Chase Palmer, and Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Stephen King’s IT opens in cinemas on 8 September 2017.
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