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UPDATED: It’s fan art! Woah! Check out your FIRST LOOK at Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in new IT adaptation

June 15th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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UPDATE: Apologies guys, our bad, this is a piece of fan art. We fell for it and we’re not too big to admit it. It’s cool though.

Woah! We’ve just got our first look at the new Pennywise from the new IT adaptation…

And, while he’s no Tim Curry, there’s no question that new Pennywise Bill Skarsgard is plenty scary – if strangely young looking as the monster clown!

We just hope director Andy Muschietti can deliver the goods on this new telling of one of Stephen King’s scariest – and best – tales.

Joining Skarsgard in the mavis is Midnight Special star Jaeden Lieberher will play Bill Denbrough, the leader of the kids. Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor have also been cast, in so far unannounced roles.

Like the original movie plans, this will be a two-parter with the first movie focusing on the children and the second focusing on them returning as adults.

The script was originally written by Cary Fukunaga and Chase Palmer with King’s blessing and has since been rewritten by Annabelle scribe  Gary Dauberman.

IT returns on September 8th, 2017 to haunt you nightmares. Again.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….