ByEmily Browne, writer at Creators.co
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Emily Browne

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is here, so you'd better start running. Entertainment Weekly has given us the first glimpse at the murderous prankster from next year's remake of Stephen King's child-murdering classic, the nightmare-inducing It.

According to IMDb, It will be "set in a small town in Maine, [where] seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise."

Take a look at the image below:

Image courtesy of Marco Grob.
Image courtesy of Marco Grob.

The movie will star Hemlock Grove alum Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise himself, taking over the role from Tim Curry, who made Pennywise his own with his twisted reworking of King's terrifying character in the 1990 miniseries.

Skarsgård recently spoke to EW about the character, saying:

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.”

Needless to say, Skarsgård has some big clown shoes to fill, but by golly, he certainly is starting to look the part.

What do you think of our new Pennywise?

[Source: EW]