EW takes us deep into the sewers with a new shot of the Losers Club from New Line Cinema’s IT. In addition, they’ve shared yet another shot of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) once again out of the shadows and in the daylight. It’s sort of amazing to me how many hero shots they’ve shared of Pennywise and it’s not only failed to ruin the movie but also just makes me want to see it even more. Andy Muschietti actually speaks to this:
“He is present. It’s not like one of those movies where you can hide the monster,” explains Muschietti. “He’s front and center, he does his show, and he has an act. He is a clown.”
“It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt,” Skarsgard adds. “What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.”
The key to bringing King’s most iconic villain to life? “Keep it weird,” Muschietti says. “It’s weird all the time. Pennywise does things that make absolutely no sense, but they’re very disturbing because of the weirdness.”
If the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s IT is good (we’ll find out September 8th), Pennywise could become the next iconic horror movie villain that hails out of “the house that Freddy built.”
You can read our own report from the set by clicking here.