Last week, we brought you a stunning, full-color image of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti. The pic was shared via Instagram by IT’s FX supervisor Tom Woodruff, Jr., and the Internet went gaga! Unfortunately, Woodruff was not authorized to release his image; the pic was pulled from Instagram and, after receiving a very polite request from Warner Brothers, we removed the image as well.
Earlier today, EW released the first official, authorized image of Pennywise in action, and I think it’s even better than Woodruff’s pic. While it doesn’t show Skarsgård’s full costume, it’s super creepy. Have a look for yourself:
In the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant) dons the frilly suit and white face paint of this bloodthirsty jokester — just one incarnation of a shape-shifting evil that feeds on fear, misery, and the occasional child.
What I find most interesting in this pic is that his make-up is different colors than the key art images released months back [Feature Image].
His red nose and lips are black in today’s image, not red. The sheer size of It’s forehead is also intriguing; while clowns have been known to don bald-caps, extensive prosthetics have always been rare. Is this version of Pennywise a more overt representation of the fiend’s alien roots?
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