Do you love clowns — those common party characters sporting outlandish outfits, weird make-ups, and colorful wigs? If you do, then prepare to have a change of heart as you'll find them disturbingly creepy after watching the movie adaptation of a Stephen King original novel titled, “It.”

Based on King’s 1986 horror novel of the same title, the film will follow the monstrosities of child-killing clown Pennywise in Derry, Maine. The creepy evil clown (played originally by Tim Curry), who feasts on children every three decades, was first introduced in the '90s television miniseries.

‘Not a remake’

Even though the 2017 “It” movie version will have some plot alterations, it vows to improve King’s original version of the story.

It also promises to live up to the horror expectations of the novel.

Many have considered the movie adaptation as a “remake,” but actor Bill Skarsgård, who plays the role of Pennywise, insisted that it is certainly “not a remake” of the ‘90s TV series. Skarsgård told Bloody Disgusting that the film is actually a “re-adaptation” of King’s novel.

The 26-year-old Swedish actor also revealed that he "created" his own personal interpretation and version of King’s iconic character. He added that reading the book helped him describe his character.

Tilda Swinton as Pennywise?

As one of the highly anticipated horror movies this 2017, many fans are getting more interested in the others details of the film, including the chosen ensemble cast.

In fact, director Andrés Muschietti’s revelation about the other actor that he and the producers were considering for Pennywise’s role has made the fans curious.

According to the filmmaker, they had thought about enlisting 56-year-old British actress Tilda Swinton for Skarsgård’s role. Unfortunately, she was not available and wasn’t able to audition.

Muschietti added that he was also interested in Will Poulter to play the villain’s role. But he revealed that the depiction of Pennywise in the film will be more similar to a 19th-century clown and not circus-like.

Pennywise’s lair and shifting eras

Apart from the cast, another element that is making fans really curious is Pennywise’s lair, which is in the sewers.

Fortunately, IGN's Eric Goldman was able to personally visit the film's set and he revealed some pretty interesting descriptions.

As per Goldman, the clown’s lair and the sewer were a “jaw-dropper,” which featured a pile of discarded toys, children's clothing and mementos. It also showed a “rickety old circus wagon” that bears the villain’s name. Actor Jaeben Lieberher aka Bill Denbrough even described the set as “crazy.”

Meanwhile, the sequences in the novel were shifting from two eras — in the 1950s and the 1980s. But in the movie, producer Barbara Muschietti revealed that they decided to concentrate in the ‘80s as they know the era “very well” and a lot could really relate to the period.

Latest ‘It’ trailer

The premiere of "It" cinematic adaptation is fast approaching, that’s why New Line Cinema recently released a new trailer. Based on several reports, the latest trailer offers the “most terrifying” glimpse of the film. Furthermore, it also gave a “historical and horrific backstory,” which provides some insights on the connection between Pennywise’s existence in Derry and the uninvestigated cases of children's deaths in town.

Horror fans were also able to hear the voice of modern-day Pennywise, as well as having a glimpse into the striking balance between the film’s “haunting atmosphere” and the nightmarish element of terror.

What’s more interesting is the fact that Pennywise is not just an audaciously creepy and supernatural clown who has existed for centuries as the latest trailer revealed his shape-shifting capabilities.

Release date

Scheduled for release on Sept.8, MPAA has officially given Stephen King’s “It” a Rated R rating. Apart from Skarsgård and Lieberher, the film also features Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Nicholas Hamilton, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Finn Wolfhard.

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