Watch Bill Skarsgård Sink His Teeth Into Pennywise In Latest It Featurette


Pennywise lives!

Stephen King’s ancient, primordial entity was first introduced to moviegoers via It back in September, and it didn’t take long before Pennywise was reinstated as a bona fide horror icon, launching a thousand nightmares of red balloons and otherworldly clowns in the process.

By all accounts, New Line and director Andy Muschietti knocked it out of the park with their big-screen adaptation, but when it comes to Pennywise, in particular, we have Bill Skarsgård to thank for his, ahem, scenery-chewing, unforgettable performance. The Swede has been fairly forthcoming about his approach to the King classic, and thanks to the film’s soon-to-be-released Blu-ray, a new It featurette brings us closer to Skarsgård’s on-screen monster – the Eater of Worlds.

Here’s a recap of those bonus features to be included in the inevitable It Blu-ray:

  • “Pennywise Lives!” – Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown
  • “The Losers’ Club” – Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of IT as they bond together during the production
  • “Author of Fear” – Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear, and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise
  • “Deleted Scenes” – Eleven deleted or extended scenes from the film

Unleashing Pennywise upon the hapless folks of Derry, Maine is merely the first chapter in a two-part story, as New Line and the Muschiettis – namely Andy and Barbara – are hard at work drafting It: Chapter Two. And yes, it’ll feature the infamous fire at the Black Spot in 2019.

However, closer to home, it looks like the It Blu-ray has been worth the wait, as many of the deleted/extended scenes bring us closer to the Losers Club – undoubtedly the beating heart of New Line’s adaptation. Look for it to launch on January 9th, 2018 (PRE-ORDER HERE).