Scary First Look at PENNYWISE in Full Costume!

Scary First Look at PENNYWISE in Full Costume!

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.

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It (2017)

Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Neil Crone, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Bogaert, Isabelle Nélisse, Edie Inksetter, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Grazer, Cyndy Day, Jack Dylan Grazer, Geoffrey Pounsett, Joe Bostick, Roberto Campanella, Elizabeth Saunders, Will Poulter, Janet Porter, Liz Gordon, Anthony Ulc, Paige Rosamond, David Katzenberg, Logan Thompson, Memo Díaz Capt., Pip Dwyer, Chantal Vachon
Directors: Andrés Muschietti, Andy Muschietti
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Year: 2017
Runtime: 135
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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