First glimpse of Pennywise from Stephen King’s It

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“Hi, Georgie! Don’t you want … a balloon?”

If those words brought back some deep-rooted nightmares that you’ve long tried to forget, then sorry to say that the following image won’t help either. In an exclusive interview with EW, Bill Skarsgård talks a bit about the iconic character, made famous by Tim Curry’s portrayal in the 1990’s TV mini-series.

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Bill, brother to The Legend of Tarzan‘s Alexander Skarsgård, as well as son to legendary actor Stellan Skarsgård, says. “It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.” Stepping into such an infamous Horror role, however, gives the creative team, and Skarsgård, a bit of a challenge, but not one that they aren’t prepared to handle. “It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look,” says Skarsgård. “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that. I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.”

Along with a great interview, EW also released a glimpse of the clown that haunted our dreams for years! Take a look below:

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What do you think? Are you excited about the upcoming film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: EW

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