Check out a first look at Pennywise the Clown in the upcoming Stephen King It feature film.
Bill SkarsgĂĄrd plays the character.
"Itâ€™s such an extreme character. Inhumane,â€ť SkarsgĂĄrd told EW. â€śItâ€™s beyond even a sociopath, because heâ€™s not even human. Heâ€™s not even a clown. Iâ€™m playing just one of the beings It creates.â€ť
A TV mini-series for It aired in the '90s, but SkarsgĂĄrd notes they are doing a fresh take on Stephen King's classic story.
"Itâ€™s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. Itâ€™s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look,â€ť said SkarsgĂĄrd.
Regarding the creature, It:
â€śIt truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt,â€ť the actor says. â€śWhatâ€™s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks itâ€™s funny.â€ť
It has a September 8, 2017 release directed by AndrĂ©s Muschietti (Mama) also starring Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Nicholas Hamilton, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Stephen Bogaert, Ari Cohen, Jack Grazer, Chosen Jacobs and Javier Botet.