Scary First Look at PENNYWISE in Full Costume!

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Scary First Look at PENNYWISE in Full Costume!
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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: In a small town of Derry, Maine, seven children come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Stephen Bogaert, Edie Inksetter, Jack Grazer, Cyndy Day, Geoffrey Pounsett, Wyatt Oleff, Will Poulter, Nicholas Hamilton, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Owen Teague, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jaeden Lieberher, Stuart Hughes, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, Jackson Robert Scott, Aimee Lenihan, Kylie Lenihan, Jake Sim, Anthony Ulc, Ari Cohen, David Katzenberg, Logan Thompson, Bill Skarsgård, Pip Dwyer, Tatum Lee
Directors: Andrés Muschietti
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Year: 2017
Writers: Stephen King, Gary Dauberman, Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Producers: Marty P. Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti, Jon Silk
Editors: Jason Ballantine

Source: ew.com

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