Stephen King’s ‘It’ Releases First Image Of Pennywise [Photo]

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Releases First Image Of Pennywise [Photo]

Stephen King’s It is officially progressing toward a finished product as the killer clown Pennywise, who is portrayed in the reboot film by Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove), has had his first image released, and fans will find that he is just as creepy as the first one played by Tim Curry.

For those who have been kept up to date, the cast list, producers and director for Stephen King’s It has been confirmed and production has already started on the reboot film, which will be broken up into two parts.

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The first image of Pennywise from Stephen King’s It has been released to Entertainment Weekly, and they have gotten a quote from Bill Skarsgård that will prove he is about to take the role very seriously, based off his impressions of the character.

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Bill Skarsgård told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

Chances are that if you are reading this article, you are a fan of either Stephen King or horror movies. That means there is an even better chance that you have seen the first TV adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which likely should have never been made for TV, especially not ABC.

Even the though the ABC mini-series of Stephen King’s It was indeed scary, it paled in comparison to Stephen King’s original novel. That’s not to say that Stephen King’s It was more scary in the book, but it was quite a bit more disturbing. What fans got to watch on the ABC mini-series was just the fangs and creepy scares that emerged from Pennywise the clown. But what the book had in it was by far more unnerving.

Imagine, if you will, that those kids from the Loser’s Club having to fight tooth and nail against the bullies and their friends, only to have to turn around and fight off an unimaginable horror behind them. Just consider how that might affect kids of their age. Chances are, you will find that situations like that would bring them closer together.

Well, in Stephen King’s It novel, it brought them more than closer together. At a rather innocuous moment in the book, those kids shared a scene that is not even suitable for film, bound by national and international laws.

But that was not the only scene from Stephen King’s It that was extremely disturbing. There was also a scene with the bully and his best friend where they shared a gay moment, and that moment was also slightly charged and unhinged by young male testosterone.

There are many more instances that could be cited, but those are the two scenes from Stephen King’s It that seemed to stand out the most, in the book.

The same could also be said for Stephen King’s The Shining, but the book and the Stanley Kubrick movie are quite different, yet equally disturbing.

[Image via ABC]

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