Here is the first look of Bill Skarsgard as “Pennywise the Clown” in full costume for the new Stephen King adaptation reboot/remake of It (2017) directed by Andres Muschietti. Holding true to the lore of Pennywise being around for centuries, the costume design features little Victorian era elements. Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor also star in It. This film is scheduled to release in movie theaters on September 8, 2017.
Bill Skarsgard has this to say about playing the Pennywise character:
It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. 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.
It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look
There’s a childishness to the character, because he’s so closely linked to the kids. The clown is the manifestation of children’s imaginations, so there’s something child-like about that.
It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.
Pennywise costume designer Janie Bryant stated the following:
There is almost a doll-like quality to the costume. The pants being short, the high waistline of the jacket, and the fit of the costume is a very important element. It gives the character a child-like quality.
It’s almost like Pennywise fades into his environment.
Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Directors: Andrés Muschietti, Andy Muschietti
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman, Stephen King
Producers: Richard Brener, Doug Davison, Toby Emmerich, Marty P. Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith, Walter Hamada, David Katzenberg, Niija Kuykendall, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti, Dave Neustadter, Jon Silk
Musicians: Benjamin Wallfisch
Editors: Jason Ballantine
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