The newest film adaption of Stephen King’s IT, is picking up more steam with the release of our first look at the new Pennywise. The image can give us a queasy feeling when you look into the eyes of Pennywise the dancing clown. Made famous by the words of Mr. Stephen King in the masterpiece IT. Mr. King’s novel from 1986.
But the evil Pennywise couldn’t just rest in the words of a book. The first film adaption of IT brought Pennywise to our TV screens in 1990. Pennywise was first portrayed masterfully by Tim Curry. The actor brought a heightened eeriness too Pennywise that still scares audiences to this very day. There’s something very odd about a middle aged man dressed up as a clown preying on little kids. IT is something that feeds on our fears, and if you were a kid growing up, then you know that their can be many fears.
Bill Skarsgard will be playing the new Pennywise, the ageless creature that feeds on the fears of kids. Skarsgard who is only 26 has some very big clown shoes to fill. Following a performance such as Curry’s has to be very hard thing to think about tackling, but I believe fans are ready for a new Pennywise. A new film adaption has been off and on for years. With the images that are showing Skarsgard in full Pennywise décor it gives fans hope for the new film.
The production team relied on Janie Bryant (Deadwood, Mad Men) for crafting the new design of the Pennywise outfit. The outfit draws from many eras of the past- among them Renaissance, Medieval, Elizabethan, and Victorian eras. “It’s a different technique than what the Elizabethans would do. It’s more organic, it’s more sheer. It has a whimsical, floppy quality to it. It’s not a direct translation of a ruff or a whisk, which were two of the collars popular during the Elizabethan period. For Pennywise, there’s no need to stay faithful to any era’s fashions. He is a manifestation of what an immortal, supernatural being thought of as a clown, amalgamating various styles it finds appealing. …Or maybe he’s just thinking of a toy that once belonged to a child he devoured.” Bryant told Entertainment Weekly, about how she went about creating the newer up to date Pennywise.
The newest adaption of Stephen King’s IT is scheduled to hit theaters September 8th 2017. The film will be directed by Andy Muscietti (Mama) and looks to be a much darker film adaption then what we first saw in 1990. Only time will tell, but keep you’re lights on be aware that Pennywise could be out there.