Many have not been entirely sure that Stephen King’s It really needed to get the remake treatment, but New Line Cinema took it on anyway. With that, fans have decided to accept it and give the movie a chance before condemning it. Well, if this new image released from the film is any indication of how it will be, things are looking good and horrifying as of now.
As filming has gone on for the remake of the film, there have been some different pics released here and there to get fans excited. When the first image of Pennywise the clown, played by Bill Skarsgard, came out, fans began to see their skepticism die down a bit.
Now, It is in post-production, and that has allowed more looks and images from the movie to be revealed. Makeup effect artist Tom Woodruff has posted the latest image, and as ComicBook.com reported, it is indeed terrifying.
It looks like things still “all float” in this remake of Stephen King’s iconic novel.
Pennywise (Skarsgard) is shown in an off-white clown costume that has red poms down the front of it, and they match the creepy balloon floating in front of him. A little bit of closer inspection shows that Pennywise is delicately holding onto the string of the balloon and offering it to someone. Knowing Pennywise, the intended recipient is an unsuspecting child, no doubt.
Also, the image shows Pennywise in a field of dead grass with what looks to be a wooden shack or building behind him. Is it possible that he is standing in “The Barrens,” where the Losers Club plays and gathers during their childhood years?
As kids, the Losers Clubs battles an entity simply known as IT, but one that normally takes on the persona of Pennywise the clown. They seemingly defeat him, but then they must return to the town of Derry some 28 years later to face off with their greatest fears once again.
No one is expecting Bill Skarsgard to surpass the brilliance of Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown in Stephen King’s It, but at least they’re giving him a chance. The two will always be compared for their performances, styles, horror, and makeup, but they look pretty good side-by-side to this point.
— Christian Roberts (@ChistianRoberts) July 30, 2016
Arguing how one is better than the other before the remake of It has even been released isn’t really fair. Even at that point, both should be given the benefit of the doubt for being able to bring Pennywise to life is horrific fashion.
The remake of Stephen King’s It will be rated R as it is going to be a true horror movie that pulls no punches. It will be released in two parts with the first part focusing on the Losers Club as children and being released on Sept. 8, 2017. The second film will focus on the group once they are grown-up and faced with IT again, according to Coming Soon.
It stars Jarden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Sophia Lillis, and many others. This is the cast for the first part of the film, which will show the main characters as teenagers.
Stephen King’s It is a novel that would make anyone uneasy and give them thoughts that would frighten even the toughest of hearts. The made-for-TV miniseries was one that didn’t have the greatest quality due to its budget, but it was terrifying. Now, this movie remake of It is looking good so far, and it certainly appears as if New Line’s focus is going to be on Pennywise the clown, honoring the novel and original with pure fear and terror.
[Featured Image by Warner Bros.]