Empire has premiered a brand new image of Hemlock Grove star Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise The Clown in New Line Cinema’s upcoming remake of Stephen King’s It from director Andy Muschietti (Mama).
The new image released gives us a look at Pennywise in the gutter as he lures Georgie in for the kill. You can check it out below.
Muschietti also spoke with the magazine about how horror films are more effective when they hold back from showing the monster too much but that it’s a totally different story in the case of It:
“There’s supposed to be a less-is-more thing in horror. It’s like you’re not really meant to show the monster. But Pennywise is different. With Pennywise, it’s like, ‘This is the monster, I’m showing it to you… and you’re going to shit a brick.’”
Rather than being split between the child and adult narratives like the original book from Stephen King and the 1990 TV-Miniseries, the new film will instead focus solely on the children to later be followed by a sequel centered on the adults as they defeat Pennywise for good.
A teaser was recently screened exclusively to those in attendance at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX, however, a Warner Bros. rep confirmed to Bloody Disgusting that the teaser was exclusive to SXSW attendees and will not be released online.
So when could a trailer be coming? Muschietti has shared a photo of a balloon with the number 6, potentially teasing fans have six days left until the trailer debuts.
Producer Barbara Muschietti has also shared a photo of stars Wyatt Oleff and Jack Grazer along with the caption “What is 22 + 7?”. Obviously the answer is 29 which would line up with the 6 tease from the director, suggesting the trailer could land on March 29.
The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Olef, Jack Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, and Bill Skarsgård.
Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
It hits theaters September 8, 2017.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on It as we learn it.