The new trailer includes a number of story clues and a closer look at Bill Skarsgård's Pennywise. Part one of the two-part film will hit theaters September 8.
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Fan video shows how promo for fall movie based on Stephen King's hefty horror novel reflects and differs from original adaptation starring Tim Curry
The ‘It’ trailer, giving our first glimpses of Bill Skarsgård in action as the demonic clown Pennywise, was viewed a mind-blowing 197 million times within one day after being released this past Wednesday. EW report that 81 million of these views came from Facebook US alone, where the trailer was shared 1.8 million times.
Stephen King’s It remains one of the prolific author’s masterworks, an 1,138-page horror show about a group of young kids who, in 1950s Maine, are forced to contend with a malevolent clown named Pennywise and then must finish the job when he reappears in town years later. Although King’s novel recounts both its past and present narratives, Muschietti’s film will only concern the kidcentric portion of It, presumably leaving the grown-up action for a possible sequel. In its first promo, we’re introduced to brothers Bill (Jaeden Lieberher) and Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) Denbrough, the latter of whom loses his paper boat down a Derry, Maine, sewer grate where Pennywise lurks.
Not content with stoking coulrophobia, the remake of Stephen King’s ‘It’ is now bolstering globophobia too. One of a set of new pics from the forthcoming horror movie finds murderous clown Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgård, hiding behind one, his sinister Elizabethan ruff and blood-red smile showing behind. Fingerless gloves get a bad rep too, in a second picture which shows Pennywise terrorising the Losers Club, the band of teenagers at the centre of the story.
The upcoming remake of Stephen King’s ‘IT’ brings the classic tale of clown-shaped terror back to the big screen. Starring Bill Skarsgård as everyone’s favourite creepy clown, Pennywise, Stephen King’s ‘IT’ dropped another terrifying image today courtesy of Empire Magazine. “There’s supposed to be a less-is-more thing in horror,” director Andrés Muschietti told Empire.
Anyone with concerns about the remake of Stephen King’s ‘It’ should take heart in feedback from some early trailer footage shown at the SXSW festival over the weekend. Directed by Andres Muschietti, the Argentinean helmsman behind ‘Mama’, it was presented to attendees alongside some early footage of ‘Annabelle 2’. After a summary of the clip, which introduces the ‘Losers Club’, the kids terrorised by Bill Skarsgård’s sewer-dwelling clown Pennywise (who, of course, also features in the trailer), Trace Thurman for horror site Bloody Disgusting, writes: “Now, I am fully aware that this is just a teaser trailer.
Fans of Stephen King’s novel of ‘The Shining’ are usually the most critical of Stanley Kubrick’s movie adaptation, despite it being considered a horror classic. In fact, just yesterday, King threw some shade at the 1980 movie, which seemed to suggest that time has not tempered his view. Blumhouse Productions, the company behind recent horror hits like ‘Insidious’, ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Purge’, dropped a seemingly innocuous tweet asking people to rate their top five Stephen King movies.
Barbara Muschietti took to Instagram to let followers know the good news, and give them a little fuel for nightmares in the process. Hopefully that’s a nice birthday present for the esteemed author, who just turned 69 this week. The big screen take on ‘It’ has been in development for many years, infamously coming close to being made by ‘True Detective’ and ‘Beasts of No Nation’ director Cary Fukunaga with Will Poulter in the pivotal role of the evil clown Pennywise.
Stephen King is kind of responsible for generations growing up scared of clowns. Thanks to Pennywise from his 1986 horror novel ‘It’, played terrifyingly by Tim Curry in the 1990 mini-series, clowns are now something of a horror staple (see also Twisty from the anthology series ‘American Horror Story’).
Tim Curry, who starred in the 1990 miniseries - but the new adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ is forging its own path giving the immortal, balloon-loving clown a haunting makeover. It’s a stark contrast to the shapeless garish number worn by Curry in the 1990 miniseries, and it certainly adds an spooky new dimension to the eternal beast who feeds on the fear of young children. “The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will,” costume designer Janie Bryant told EW.
It’s no secret that ‘The Dark Tower’, one of Stephen King’s most ambitious works, is currently being adapted for the big screen. Starring Idris Elba as the iconic gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConnaughey as the Man in Black, ‘The Dark Tower’ is already causing plenty of buzz… and could prove to be a huge hit.
Bill Skårsgard has been tasked with taking on The Dancing Clown, who debuted in Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel ‘It’, before being portrayed by Tim Curry for the 1990 ABC mini-series of the same name. Bill Skårsgard, who is the son of Stellan and brother of Alexander, was cast in the role after English actor Will Poulter dropped out, and he knows just how daunting a task it will be to emulate Tim Curry’s version. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Skårsgard admitted, “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that.
Matthew McConaughey has been spotted on the streets of New York while filming the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’. The production was filming in Madison Square Garden when one New Yorker snapped the Oscar-winning star in costume as Walter Padick - “the man in black” - a character King describes as “the embodiment of evil”. Matthew McConaughey filming “The Dark Tower” at Madison Square Park, NYC #thedarktower A photo posted by @fmarciuliano on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT The film, written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel, is shooting in the Big Apple over the next few days, so hopefully we’ll also get to see Idris Elba in costume as Roland Deschain - the Gun Slinger - soon too. ‘The Dark Tower’ is set for release in February 2017, but it’s had a long and tortured road to the big screen so far.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 25-year-old Bill Skarsgard has been cast as Pennywise the Clown in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’. “Bill Skarsgard has the It factor,” they revealed.
‘The Shining,’ Stephen King’s best-selling novel which inspired Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie, has found a new lease of life - as a stage opera. The Minnesota Opera premiered their take on the horror classic last week, with composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell having spent the last three years working on the project. Moravec tells NPR, “Stephen King’s original novel is all about love, death and power.
Studio Warner Bros, who are releasing ‘It’ via their subsidiary New Line Cinema, have announced the first part of the two-volume film, to be directed by Andrés Muschietti, will hit US cinemas on 8 September 2017. First published in 1986, ‘It’ is one of King’s best-loved and lengthiest books (well over 1,000 pages), and was previously shot as a TV mini-series in 1990, with Tim Curry in the central role of the evil clown Pennywise. ‘Mama’ director Muschietti boarded the ‘It’ movie in summer 2015, replacing Cary Fukunaga (’True Detective,’ ‘Beasts of No Nation’) who left over differences with the producers.