“IT”, the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved horror classic of the same name recently hit theatres across the world and became a must-see horror event all around. As of this writing, the movie has grossed more than $500 million worldwide and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
But that’s not the first time the novel has been adopted. It was made into a television miniseries in 1990 in which Tim Curry played Pennywise, the Dancing Clown to perfection. His take on the evil clown was cause for many a nightmares for children and though the miniseries on the whole is considered to be a little damp, Curry’s performance as Pennywise is still revered to date.
So, what does he think of the new “IT” movie and specifically about Bill Skarsgard, the man who dons the orange pom poms in it? Well, turns out, he is quite exited for it!
At the Fan Expo, Canada, he had this to say about the movie:
I like Skarsgard very much. I think he’s very clever. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of clown face he puts on. Because it’s not an obvious clown face, at all. So, I’m fascinated to see it. I hope they make the end better, because on TV I turned into a sort of giant spider. And it was not very scary.
The spider he refers to is *Spoiler Alert* Pennywise’s form in which it faces when The Losers Club makes their way back to his lair 27 years later.
That part has not been covered in the latest “IT” movie as it simply deals with the childhood of its lead characters.
Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that Curry calls that particular scene from the miniseries as “not very scary”. It would even be more interesting to see how the makers of the latest movie’s sequel approach it.
“IT: Chapter Two” is scheduled for release on September 6, 2019.
P.S: Here’s an image of the spider form of Pennywise from the miniseries!