Stephen King and Pennywise are back in vogue.
Not only is every King property being snapped up by major Hollywood studios – everything from Doctor Sleep to Castle Rock has been rerouted to the silver screen – but Pennywise has been reinstated as one of the scariest beings, well, ever. And it’s all thanks to New Line and Andy Muschietti’s reboot of It, Stephen King’s multi-generational horror epic.
The second, conclusive chapter of said reboot will be on our screens next September, but to ease the wait, a fan-funded documentary from director Chris Griffiths is on the way. Bearing the title Pennywise: The Story Of It, this particular project is an ode to Tim Curry’s killer clown, with more than 50 interviews and 700 never-before-seen photos from the It miniseries. Its goal? To tell a story “heard by few and showcase a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer.”
And we now have an early glimpse at the creepy box art:
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The Story of It also aims to delve deeper into the Pennywise phenomenon by exploring the coulrophobia (fear of clowns) and how it amplified the lasting effects of Stephen King’s horror tome.
And then there’s Tim Curry’s unforgettable performance as the sewer-dwelling nasty, which is remembered via a series of interviews with the cast and crew. It’s a far cry from the manic Pennywise we see in New Line’s It, and we’ll be able to watch the evolution of that character very soon indeed.
There’s currently no mention of a release date for Pennywise: The Story Of It, but we’ll keep you right up-to-date as the documentary coalesces. Chapter Two, meanwhile, has been penciled in for a release on September 6th, 2019.