Over the weekend a photo from the big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s It surfaced, but it was unauthorized and we were asked to take it down by the studio. Don’t worry, though! We have an official new image from the film thanks to EW that’s even better than the one they asked us to take down!
This photo shows Bill Skarsgård as the terrifying Pennywise the Clown peeking his head out of a sewer pipe. As many of you already know, the sewer is the place that Pennywise calls home. I would be scared shitless if that clown head popped out from a dark corner from out of nowhere and started staring at me.
The film is based on the novel by Stephen King, whose story recalls a promise made 28 years ago that forces seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers once more.
The film is being released in two parts. The first one is set in the 1980s and will focus on the “Losers Club” as they come together to battle It. The second film is set 30 years later in modern times when the monster returns and the group of friends are forced to come back together to destroy It once and for all.
The movie stars Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Stan Uris, Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) as Mike Hanlon, and Jeremy Ray Taylor (42) as Ben Hanscom.
The first film is set to be released on September 8th, 2017.