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…
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.”
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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