The new “It” film remake has released a brand-new picture of Pennywise, and it’s just the right amount of creepy. It’s so creepy, we don’t even need to see Pennywise’s entire face to know that he’s out for some kid flesh.
The picture, posted to USA Today, shows Pennywise’s (Bill Skarsgård) face mostly covered by an ominous red balloon. The picture gives us a better idea of how the film will look, and it appears that it’s aiming to be even scarier than the original 1990 miniseries (which immortalized Tim Curry as the scariest clown alive).
Some of the other pictures the site posted for its readers include the cast of kids — Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grzer, and Sophia Lillis. Like in any good ’80s film centered around kids, the ragtag group must work together to defeat Pennywise and gain revenge — Lieberher’s character, Bill Denbrough, lost his brother to the demon.
Director Andrés Muschietti, who said the film is the first of two focusing on Pennywise, said the film will explore the process of children coming of age and learning about death.
“It happens in the book, this coming of age and kids facing their own mortality, which is someting that in real life happens in a more progressive way and slowed down,” he said. “There’s a passage [in the book] 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.”
“It,” based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, will be in theaters September 8.