Movie News

Stephen King’s ‘It’ movie wraps with new Pennywise image

Stephen King’s ‘It’ movie wraps with new Pennywise image

Stephen King's 'It' movie wraps with new Pennywise image 2016 pics

Stephen King’s It Movie Wraps Production, Teases New Pennywise Image

The ever-expanding number of works of Stephen King’s that Hollywood has adapted is pretty ludicrous to think about. There are three big ones that are currently underway that just happen to be some of the author’s best work. A reimagining of King’s gigantic post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand, is reportedly in development. The multi-book saga, The Dark Tower, which follows a lone gunslinger on a quest to track down a mysterious man, has both a film and television show coming up. But there’s one more out there in the deep pool of Hollywood productions that reigns above all the others—and it goes by the name of It.

The 1000-plus page novel tells the horrifying tale of a disturbed clown that hunts down a group of childhood friends. The book did already receive a semi-worthy adaptation in the form of a TV-miniseries that aired back in 1990. While the series was short-lived, it has since gone on to become a beloved cult favorite. The part of the series that was the most celebrated was the incredible performance by Tim Curry as the notorious Pennywise The Clown. But now over 25 years removed, the novel has been given a rebirth. Director Andy Muschetti (Mama) is helming the exciting adaptation that’s hitting theaters next Fall.

pennywise full body shot

There have already been a nice sum of gorgeous images released from the film’s production. Of course, the ones that has had fans going wild is the full-body shot of the new Pennywise. Unlike the miniseries’ version of the clown that was greatly diluted to appease strict television ratings, the film is thankfully doing a very faithful take on the character. The new costume looks amazing—you know it’s in good hands since its been designed by the brilliant artist behind the costumes of True Detective Season 1 and the acclaimed Beasts of No Nation. Even though It’s release date is a long ways away, we have been given a welcoming note that should only further your excitement.

stephen kings it kids images stephen kings it movie images


Muschetti and his producer/sister Barbara both revealed that the film has officially wrapped production. They did so through their Instagram accounts, with the former showing a charming photo of the young actors who play the endangered childhood friends, while the latter unveiled a darkly beautiful Pennywise jack-in-the-box. It’s understandable for you to freak out now. The creepy but tremendous toy is a collectible that the studio is probably already getting some bids from fans. We must have it.

Despite some of King’s works not having received the proper adaptation they deserved, this one really looks like it could be something amazing. While Muschetti’s work on Mama wasn’t some undeniable masterpiece, it had some gorgeous visuals and a convincing aura of terror that lined the entire storyline. So, it seems like he’s a good choice for the job. It still remains to be seen how Pennywise is handled by the new owner of the character, actor Bill Skarsgård. Not only that, what’s most delicate about his performance is what the character’s dedicated fanbase thinks of it. That is the real test.

All that’s left now is the agonizing wait for the film’s first footage to hit. Since it has wrapped production, the period before that happens shouldn’t be too long. Pennywise the Clown will surely continue to resonate with audiences just as he has done in the past, but let’s hope his next upcoming appearance will be worth the wait.

Stephen King’s It opens in U.S. theaters on September 8, 2017.

Click to add a comment
Movie News

I am a Media Studies graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have been writing about film for years now, ranging from news to screenplays. Some of my favorite films are The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Monsters, Inc. I am also a bit of a history buff, particularly with World War II.

More in Movie News

rogue one a star wars story will be just over two hours 2016 images

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ will be just over 2 hours long

Henry FahertyOctober 23, 2016
leonardo dicaprio takes note of music legend sam phillips biopic 2016 images

Leonardo Dicaprio takes notes of music legend Sam Phillips biopic

Henry FahertyOctober 23, 2016
tyler perrys critic proof madea scares off tom cruise at box office 2016 images

Tyler Perry’s critic proof Madea scares off Tom Cruise at box office

Shanka CherylOctober 23, 2016
top 10 movies you must see before death comes knocking 2016 images

Top 10 Movies you must see before death comes knocking

Henry FahertyOctober 22, 2016
logan director james mangold talks hugh jackmans end and film style 2016 images

‘Logan’ director James Mangold talks Hugh Jackman’s end and film style

Henry FahertyOctober 21, 2016
Tom Hardy Will Brave The Antrctic For Ernest Shackleton Biopic 2016 images

Tom Hardy Will Brave The Antarctic For Ernest Shackleton Biopic

Henry FahertyOctober 20, 2016
Daisy Ridley Discusses ReyJyn ‘Star Wars’ Theories and Felicity Jones 2016 images

Daisy Ridley Discusses Rey/Jyn ‘Star Wars’ Theories and Felicity Jones

Henry FahertyOctober 19, 2016
review why the head thieves made our reviewer weep 2016 images

REVIEW: Why ‘The Head Thieves’ made this reviewer weep

Henry FahertyOctober 19, 2016
new assassins creed trailer brings on fassbender hidden blade action 2016 images

New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ trailer brings on Fassbender hidden blade action

Henry FahertyOctober 18, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription