The clown-phobic might want to turn away now: The first image of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” has been revealed at Entertainment Weekly, and “it” conjures copious creepy clown vibes.
“It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt,” Skarsgård told EW. “What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.”
Skarsgård is the second actor to play Pennywise — the character was first portrayed in live action in a 1990 miniseries adaptation of King’s 1986 novel. The new “It” film is also eyed as a series, with a sequel planned if the first one proves successful. This adaptation has been very publicly in development for years, with “True Detective” vet Cary Fukunaga once attached to direct.
Directed by Andrés Muschietti, “It” is scheduled for release on Sept. 8, 2017.
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