Pennywise Arrives in Full Costume in New Promo Photo from ‘It’
Last month we gave you guys your first look at Bill Skarsgard as “Pennywise the Clown” and it was definitely different to say the least, and it had us salivating for more. So, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we have a promo picture in full costume, and he looks absolutely creepy! It’s pretty cool that they’re going for a sort-of Victorian look to instill the idea that this creature has been around for centuries!
In regards to Pennywise, Bill Skarsgard spoke with the site regarding the 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.
Also, Janie Bryant, the designer of the costume, 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.
The film also stars Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
It is set to be a two-part film with the first part being unleashed in theatres this September 8, 2017.
So, what do you guys think?