Check out a first look at Pennywise the Clown in the upcoming Stephen King It feature film.
Bill Skarsgård plays the character.
“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Skarsgård told EW. “It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”
A TV mini-series for It aired in the ’90s, but Skarsgård notes they are doing a fresh take on Stephen King’s classic story.
“It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look,” said Skarsgård.
Regarding the creature, It:
“It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt,” the actor says. “What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.”
It has a September 8, 2017 release directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama) also starring Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Nicholas Hamilton, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Stephen Bogaert, Ari Cohen, Jack Grazer, Chosen Jacobs and Javier Botet.