Warner Bros. has found their clown in Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) for the two-part remake of Stephen King‘s fantastically horrific It. Now some might be asking themselves what happened to Bill Poulter, wasn’t he in line to go white-face? When director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of no Nation) left the production over creative differences last year, it looks like the new director Adres Muschietti (Mama) wanted his own stamp of approval for the role.
Skarsgard joins a cast that includes Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
The first part of the two-part adaptation/reboot is said to focus on the groups childhood experiences while the second will feature the adults returning to the town of Derry, or catching up with those that stayed. The production is promising an “R” rating for the horror classic.
It has a special place in many fans hearts, who loved being scared by Tim Curry fabulous performance as the clown Pennywise. It would be fitting to feature some cameo or nod to Curry and his talent that took Pennywise from the pages to the screen in such a memorable way.