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Cary Fukunaga is searching for the ‘perfect Pennywise’ for his IT movies

March 4th, 2015 by Marc Comments


If ever there’s been a story that deserved to be done properly on the big screen, it’s Stephen King’s terrifying, coming of age horror/drama/existential tale of IT.

And, thankfully, True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga is doing just that. As we reported a while ago, the new adaptation is going to be a two-part movie (here) and it looks like he understands what the lynchpin of the movie is… Pennywise the clown.

Bloody Disgusting reader Lucca Cantisano shared pages from Brazilian newspaper O Globo and in it Fukunaga says: “This will be my first movie in the US and I’m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise.

“It’s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We changed names, dates and dynamics, but the spirit is similar to what he’d like to see in cinemas, I think.”

The pics on the page – and horribly cheerful gif below – is Tim Curry as Pennywise in the 1990s TV mini-series and, as flawed as it was, his Pennywise still terrifies the adults that we’ve become since watching it all those years ago.

But who is the man for the job this time out?


Source: Bloodydisgusting


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….