Bill Skarsgard is your new It guy

Bill Skarsgard is your new It guy

Bill Skarsgard is your new It guy

Although the newest kid in school, a bully magnet named Ben (the excellent Jeremy Ray Taylor) discovers a lot of Derry's sad history, we never learn why Pennywise does what he does - just that he does it every 27 years. Although he was born the year it was made, the younger Skarsgard is familiar with the original miniseries and the weight of Curry's legacy. That was the big challenge and that was the challenge of six years working on the movie, and I feel pretty good about the results.

I scare easily and clowns have always freaked me out so I saw seeing IT as a bit of a personal challenge in terms of bravery. "We hope to see as many guests through our doors as possible at midnight - if they dare". "This kind of lends itself to that as well".

The 27-year-old is known for his roles in Simple Simon, Atomic Blonde and Hemlock Grove.

Muschietti went on to mention that "there will be a dialogue between the two timelines", which could allow a nice connection between the two films or perhaps turn out to be a completely silly plot device as well.

Bill Skarsgård, who plays the titular character, has said that his portrayal will be different from Tim Curry's in the TV adaptation.

"There was a first, visceral reaction that is hard to explain", says Muschietti. No, you can never recapture the surprising whimsy of Tim Curry's iconic evil clown but this "It" taps into the kitschy vein of '80s nostalgia (the same fertile ground mined in "Stranger Things") while staying true to the bones of the novel as a cautionary tale about coming of age in a risky world. The film, though, focuses only on their childhood, when they first meet Pennywise the Dancing Clown. "I'm wired with his way of telling stories", he said. "The better by far (and it's very good) is the one that feels like a darker Stand by Me - a nostalgic coming-of-age story about seven likable outcasts riding around on their bikes and facing their fears together", writes Nashawaty.

Why do you think people like having the bejesus scared out of them? Unleashed on Stephen King's most ambitious nightmare, the director takes no prisoners. Finn Wolfhard as Richie steals the spotlight with his seemingly effortless performance, understandable considering his stardom after the success of Stranger Things.

Skarsgard claims not to suffer from coulrophobia himself but says that portraying Pennywise throughout the shoot definitely got under his skin.

"When I finally booked the job, I'm like holy s**t, I'm doing this now", Skarsgard said. You can get that at your average circus.

The 1990 TV movie, made for USA channel ABC, featured British acting legend Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise. Just like a very destructive relationship, you need to come out of it to know it was a really bad one.

And when he did come out of it?

Among Pennywise's victims is the little brother of Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened, leading his posse of self-proclaimed losers in investigating a mystery about which the town's adults - who are about as present as Charlie Brown's parents, when they aren't destructive and evil - seem to care not at all. Sometimes I've had a glass wine when I should have had a glass of water. A sexual-abuse subplot that largely remains subtext in the book is made much more obvious in the film, and a love triangle between three of the Losers is given outsized importance here compared to the source material.

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