They all float down here, Ritchie! Empire’s latest photo from New Line Cinema’s upcoming “It” remake recreates an iconic shot from the original ’90s miniseries of the same name.
In the photo, Pennywise lurks in the gutter as a member of the Losers Club bends down to take a peek, though it’s unclear just which character is pictured on the left. However, the ever-recognizable Pennywise is clearly visible, smiling up at the raincoat-clad child from the depths of the gutter.
“There’s supposed to be a less-is-more thing in horror,” director Andrés Muschietti explained. “It’s like you’re not really meant to show the monster. But Pennywise is different. With Pennywise, it’s like, ‘This is the monster, I’m showing it to you… and you’re going to shit a brick.’”
King’s novel deals with themes like memory and childhood trauma through a narrative divided between the late 1950s and late 1980s, following the same group of characters, first as teens then as adults. “It” was adapted into a television miniseries starring Tim Curry as the sinister clown Pennywise in 1990, initially airing on ABC.
Directed by Andres Muschietti (“Mama”), “It” stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague and Logan Thompson. Look for “It” in theaters nationwide on September 8, 2017.