Pennywise the Clown’s Full Costume Revealed for Stephen King’s It

By ·August 16, 2016 3:13 pm

New Line and parent company Warner Bros. are currently adapting Stephen King’s It novel as a two part feature film, of which the first instalment is due out next year. The project being directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama), and filming is currently underway. EW have released a new image of the character in full costume. Pennywise will be portrayed by Bill Skarsgård (Hemlock Grove, Allegiant).

The original tv mini-series is now considered a cult classic, and starred actor Tim Curry in the iconic role. Little is known about how closely this adaptation will follow the source material or the original adaptation. However, there is certainly room to delve deeper into beloved Stephen King novel, which spanned over one thousand pages. Not unlike the original, the first of the two parts will focus on the children facing off against the evil clown, and the second will show the characters as adults, reuniting in an attempt to defeat the evil entity once and for all. The official synopsis is as follows: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Deadwood, Mad Men) created the costume for the upcoming film. “The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will. He is definitely a clown from a different time.” Bryant told EW. “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.”


Also starring in the film are Javier Botet (Mama, The Revenant), Owen Teague (Bloodline), Jaeden Lieberher (Masters of Sex), Steven Williams (The Leftovers, Supernatural), Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-O), and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man), among others. The film has been set for a Sept. 8, 2017 release date.

MORE: Pennywise gets a new look for New Lines adaptation of Stephen King’s IT

Image credits: New Line, EW



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    1. Hmm, he looks super creepy, which is great, but one thing I liked about the original Pennywise was that he /didn’t/ look creepy. Well, he did because he’s a clown; but he just looked like a regular clown, not like a demon monster.

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        He’s got to look more creepy like a “Demon Monster”, we’re so desensitized these days. For example, very few people find the original Exorcist film actually scary these days.