New Image From Stephen King's IT Features Pennywise About to Tear Georgie's Arm Off
Don't do it, Georgie! Don't put your hand in that storm drain with the evil clown in it!
This is one of the reasons why kids shouldn't be playing in the gutter on a raining day. Those damn hellish clowns hanging out in the storm drains. Georgie learns early on in Stephen King's It that reaching down into a storm drain with a clown in it probably isn't the best idea because he ends up getting his arm ripped off in the process.
Today we have a new photo from the upcoming film adaptation of King's classic novel, and in it we see Georgie coming face to face with Pennywise the Clown, and it looks like the moment right before he reaches down into the drain.
In an interview with Empire, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) talks about the monster in the movie explaining:
“There’s supposed to be a less-is-more thing in horror. It’s like you’re not really meant to show the monster. But Pennywise is different. With Pennywise, it’s like, ‘This is the monster, I’m showing it to you… and you’re going to shit a brick.’”
The first film in the two film series will be rated R, and it's set in the 1980s and will focus on the "Losers Club" as they come together to battle It. When previously talking about the rating and adapting the novel, producer Dan Lin said:
"It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a 'Rated-R movie', you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary clown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R."
The second film starts production soon. It's set 30 years later in modern times when the monster returns and the group of friends are forced to come back together as adults to destroy It once and for all. Here's the synopsis:
The film is based on the novel by Stephen King, whose story recalls a promise made twenty-eight years ago that forces seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers once more.
The movie stars Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Stan Uris, Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) as Mike Hanlon, Jeremy Ray Taylor (42) as Ben Hanscom, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.
The first film is set to be released on September 8th, 2017.