The latest adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It‘ has been progressing fairly smoothly ever since the project emerged from development hell last year. Much of the promotion for the film, which is currently in post-production at New Line Cinema, has so far taken the form of publicity stills and photos from the set. Arriving just in time for the holidays, the latest of these images has finally made its way on to the internet.
The latest photo to be released from the upcoming film, originally published by Entertainment Weekly, shows Bill Skarsgard as the demonic clown Pennywise, lurking in a sewer pipe. If there is one image that best represents the story in the popular consciousness, this may very well be it (no pun intended). While we have yet to see any footage from the films, the stills certainly promise a chilling atmosphere reminiscent of ‘Stranger Things’.
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Based on the novel by Stephen King, ‘It’ was previously adapted in 1990 as a television miniseries by Tommy Lee Wallace that featured a particularly memorable turn by Tim Curry as Pennywise. The story follows a group of children who confront a demonic entity that has been plaguing their small New England town for generations, encountering the creature first as children and again as adults thirty years later.
Director Andy Muschietti’s upcoming adaptation of ‘It’ is planned as a film in two parts. The first of the two films will focus on the events that befall the characters as children, with the second dealing with the repercussions they must face as adults.
The first part of ‘It’ features a cast includes Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Grazer,Wyatt Oleff, and Chosen Jacobs. The inaugural installment of the duology is due for release on September 8, 2017.