Stephen King's 'It': Bill Skarsgard wants new Pennywise to traumatize moviegoers

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Perhaps that's inevitable, as the film is incomplete by design, punting one half of its source material to a potential sequel - and considering the film's pre-release tracking numbers, that sequel looks fairly inevitable.

He comes back when they are adults and if the first film is successful, they plan to turn the second half of the story into another film.

We're a matter of days away from the new and updated version of Stephen King's classic tale IT and to celebrate we have a brand new featurette teasing us what to expect from the film, along with details of midnight screenings set to take place at ODEON Cinemas.

The feature film will be followed by a sequel as the story is being broken up into two parts, as with the original version.

Muschietti, who is producing It along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, says that Skarsgard's interpretation of Pennywise will come as a surprise to fans of the book.

All of these things can impact my reaction to a film. It is, finally, Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove), who has inherited the role. And your appreciation of It's humor will depend largely on your attitude towards the incongruity of children-most frequently Wolfhard's bespectacled Richie, a standout here-saying the word "fuck" and bragging about sexual encounters they clearly have not had. Jaeden Lieberher plays Bill as the solemn, courageous leader of the gang all on his own terms, and while all the boys play their parts with that rare honesty kids have, Jack Dylan Grazer's flabbergasted, frustrated Eddie - who just wants to go HOME and get away from all this disgusting nonsense - was a clear favorite. Fell in love w/ The Losers. I mentioned this to Bill as a trait of the character, thinking it was something we would do in post-production. However, it has been argued that the scene is the most controversial of the novel (that of an orgy involving minors) has been removed from the story.

Some of their deeds and lines may be overly familiar by now, thanks to the success of more recent "kids vs the world (and otherworld)" adventures like J.J. Abrams' Super 8 and the Duffer Brothers' Stranger Things.

Of course, there's also the matter of the child-killing chthonian creature haunting their steps. My only complaint, which is honestly just personal preference, is that the film shows quite a bit of Pennywise from the get-go, rather than teasing him out and building suspense. Pennywise is a shape-shifting, immortal entity that often takes the form of a clown and appears every 27 years to feed on children. Calling themselves the Loser's Club, the group led by Bill Denbrough have to face bullies in school, and we all know bullies can be nasty.

You want to be your own person, be responsible for your own career and not be judged by, 'Oh, do you think he is better looking or do you think he is worse than his brother?' That said, in its bones, IT is a horror movie and director Muschietti delivers, turning everyday basements and bathrooms into scenes of unimaginable horror as Pennywise discovers each kid's darkest fear and serves it up on a bloody platter.

From last year's spate of random clown sightings, to the remake of the horror film It, opening soon, professional clowns are having a rough go of it. While most of these clowns were content to do no more than scare via their mere presence, others took things a little too far, going out of their way to terrorize people that were just standing around minding their own business.