One of the most iconic monsters of the horror genre is back, and fans are passing judgment.
Stephen King‘s It received its first screen adaptation 1990, and next year it’s getting a modern remake. Starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the clown (who, as fans know, is not really a clown at all), the new film is in production with director Andrés Muschietti (Mama).
In the 1990 adaptation, Tim Curry starred as the demonic Pennywise, a disturbing entity who preys on the fears of citizens in small-town Maine.
Thanks to the iconic status of Curry’s performance, 25-year-old Skarsgard faces an uphill battle to win over fans of the original. Luckily, people seem excited about being terrified all over again.
Omfg the poster of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise The Clown, is scary AF. Idk if I'm going to go see "It". hahaha— SAMANTHA SCARLETTE (@SammiScarlette) July 13, 2016
Not a single doubt about Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise.— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) July 13, 2016
Not even one.
Is a new generation ready to face Pennywise?
Sorry, that was a trick question. No one is ever truly ready for It.