IT Star Bill Skarsgard Says He Wants IT: CHAPTER 2 To Explore the Twisted Mind of Pennywise The Clown
Bill Skarsgard brought Pennywise The Clown to life in the most terrifying way in the amazing recently feature film adaptation of Stephen King's IT. He will be back to reprise his role in IT: Chapter 2, and in a recent interview with IGN, he shares his thoughts on what he would like to see the film explore. In this case, he would like to see the sequel dive more into the dark and twisted mind of Pennywise The Clown, which would certainly be interesting! He starts out by saying:
"The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different. ... I think there might be worth exploring sort of the psychological aspects of horror, but also maybe the sort of cosmological existence of this being. What is he, and where does he come from?"
He then goes on to talk about the story exploring the mind of Pennywise saying:
"And, you know, it’s hardly answered in the novel, either. I mean, it’s very abstract. And I kind of like that. It could be almost a sort of [serialized]surrealistic sort of psychedelic trip if you go into the mind of Pennywise. And if you’ve read the novel you know that they do actually go into his mind. Or they go into this transdimensional place, and they sort of beat him in this place. Which might be interesting, what that place would be, and what would it look like. There’s opportunities, I think, and I’m excited for it."
We've heard that the sequel may include elements from Pennywise's history in Derry such as the story behind The Black Spot and a deleted scene was revealed recently that included Pennywise eating a Baby. That could be included in the sequel as well if they really do plan on giving us a history of the monster. There's a dark and disturbing history behind Pennywise and his psyche and it would certainly be interesting to see that explored more in the sequel. I'm so excited to see what director Andy Muschietti ends up doing with this sequel!
Stephen King's IT: Chapter 2 will be released on September 6, 2019.